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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 selling your used car but your friends are suggesting that you sell it for parts instead of selling it as one piece?

At Fred’s Auto Removal we suggest that you sell your car all as one piece especially for these reasons.

Reason #1 – Safety

Sell a vehicle for parts takes time and there are also safety concerns with this strategy as well since you just don’t know if your car will start leaking oil or other fluids onto the street or driveway until all of its valuable parts have been removed.

Reason #2 – Time

Besides the safety factor, time is also another major issue because it’s going to take time to remove the parts from your vehicle and if you’re working full time, you can’t do that yourself so you will have to be willing to let someone come to your house or location to pull those parts one at a time.

Reason #3 – Experience

Are you skilled at pulling parts from a vehicle? If not, you can’t count on the person who comes to pull parts from your vehicle to be experienced either. This is why you want to make sure that they are going to be a skilled mechanic who knows what they are doing or you should hire a mechanic to pull all of the valuable parts from your vehicle for you.

Reason #4 – Finding Buyers

Last of all, but most important, another reason to not pull parts from your vehicle one at a time is that you obviously have to find buyers for those parts!

Finding buyers may seem easy to do but if you have a rare or exotic car this job may be more difficult than you imagined.

Save Time with Fred’s Auto Removal

To save the time, money and hassle of selling your vehicle for parts contact Fred’s Auto Removal today by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

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