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Is your car, truck or van getting close to 100,000 miles and you’re debating if you should keep that vehicle, trade it in, or sell it for cash? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we will provide you with important information on what happens to a car after it has 100,000 miles on the engine.

Engine Oil Leaks

One of the first things that you may see happen to your car once it reaches 100,000 miles is an engine oil leak. This is something that can happen to any engine because the older an engine gets it’s not uncommon for its seals to break down and oil can easily leak from the engine.

A solution to this problem is to purchase high mileage engine oil because most high mileage engine oil brands come with special additives that also condition the seals of your engine and stop oil leaks from occurring.

Radiator Fluid Leaks

As with your engine, it’s also possible for your vehicle to start leaking radiator fluid once it reaches the 100,000-mile marker.

To help prolong the life of your radiator it’s best to get your radiator fluid flushed at least once a year since this will also help to clean out any gunk that may have built up in your radiator over time.

Besides flushing your radiator, you should also consider replacing your radiator cap as well since this will also help to ensure that your radiator stays pressurized correctly.

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Watch Out for These Other Signs of Common Vehicle Wear

Besides the tips that we’ve provided for you in this article so far, you should also be on the lookout for other common signs of wear and tear when your vehicle passes 100,000 miles.

You should specifically be monitoring your engines hoses, belts, and other components to make sure that they are not breaking down once your vehicle passes 100,000 miles.

This can be easily done each time you check your oil. Monitoring the other parts in your engine for wear and tear can save you the hassle of getting stranded in your vehicle somewhere on the open road and the hassle of small repair developing into a major repair.

Is Your Car Dead? Sell It to Fred

Is your old car no longer working? If so, sell it to Fred’s Auto Removal by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or connect with us online by clicking here. We will pay you a fair cash offer and pick up your vehicle for no extra charge!



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Are you planning on recycling your junk car or non-working vehicle? If so, you’ve come to the right place! At Fred’s Auto Removal we’ve been helping people get rid of their junk cars for years!

We’re a trusted source for getting rid of junk cars but sadly most people fall for scams every day and get taken advantage of by shady salvage yards who only want to make a quick buck. This is why in this article we will provide you with more information on what the most common scams are that auto salvage yards try to pull before you contact them.

Top Auto Salvage Yard Scams

Bait and Switch – Sadly, many companies will quote you one price for your vehicle over the phone then another price when the driver shows up! Don’t fall for this tactic. If the driver doesn’t pay you the exact amount that they quoted you when they show up then you should sell your vehicle to another company.

Delayed Payment – Never let an auto salvage yard take your vehicle away without paying you first. This is a recipe for disaster because once they have your vehicle, they have no motivation to pay you anything.

Subtracting the Cost of Towing – Another scam that many salvage yards try to pull is charging their customers to tow their junk vehicles away. Don’t let this happen to you! Towing should always be part of the total package! Never fall for a company that tries to charge you extra for towing because you may ultimately make nothing for your vehicle.

Valuing Your Junk Car at Nothing – Last, of all, another top scam that many salvage yards will try to pull is giving you a value of zero for your vehicle. That’s right! It’s not uncommon for some salvage companies to say that a vehicle is worth nothing because it’s so old. Don’t fall for this! Every vehicle is worth something and you never want your used car or truck to be towed away for nothing!

Contact Fred’s Auto Removal

Don’t fall for salvage yard scams! Contact Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or connect with us online.

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