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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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So, you just decided to sell your junk car to a local salvage yard and they quoted you a price of $100. After getting this quote something didn’t sit right with you because your friend recently sold their junk car for $500 to another local salvage yard.

The reality with many salvage yards is that it’s not uncommon for them to quote low prices of $100 or less because they know that some sellers will be willing to accept that low amount especially if they are eager to get rid of their old junk car, truck van, RV or commercial vehicle.

Get A Fair Cash Price from Fred’s Auto Removal

At Fred’s Auto Removal we deal honestly and fairly with every customer and can promise you a fair cash price for your vehicle based on what it’s currently worth! We’re not going to try and scam you into accepting less money than you should for your vehicle.

As a local business, we want to do right by our customers because it’s our goal to offer a valuable service to the PDX community while continuing to help the environment at the same time because of recycling works!

Avoid Bait and Switch Tactics When You Contact Us

Another benefit of working with Fred’s Auto Removal is that you won’t get any bait and switch tactics when you work with us!

Once you contact us by phone, or through our website, you can have confidence that the price you’re quoted over the phone is exactly what the driver is going to pay you for their vehicle when they show up!

Unlike other companies in the area, we take pride in paying out customers a fair cash price for their vehicles regardless if they are running or not!

Learn more about the services we can offer you by contacting us at (503) 810-3061 or connect with us online.

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