Reaching 50,000 miles is a major milestone in your vehicle’s life span that requires part inspections and replacements. Not sure where to start? Our car service experts at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) in Lewisville are here to support you by taking care of your auto needs. Trust our qualified automotive professionals to remedy mechanical issues and promote your car’s longevity once it hits 50,000 miles.
What Service Does My Car Need at 50,000 Miles?
From brake pads to fuel filter replacements, a 50,000-mile service covers all the bases to extend your vehicle’s life span. It allows for replacing worn parts and completing a full system inspection to ensure that everything is functioning correctly. You also enhance vehicular safety for you and your passengers when your car runs well. Let’s review the services your car needs at 50,000 miles.
You rely on your car’s brakes to deliver responsive performance when you use them. The stop-and-go traffic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can strain your brakes over time. That’s why it’s best to get a full brake inspection at 50,000 miles to maintain your brakes’ reliability. This inspection assesses the brake pads, rotors, and fluids, ensuring that everything is operating as it should. Brake rotors should be replaced every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. If your vehicle has reached this point, our expert auto technicians can replace the rotors with quality parts.
Fuel Filter Replacement
Maintaining your car’s fuel system boosts fuel efficiency, which helps you save money on gas as you drive around North Texas. An essential part of this system is the fuel filter. The fuel filter is a barrier that rids the fuel of impurities, preventing buildup in your car’s fuel injection system and engine. If it becomes clogged, this will interfere with the fuel flow to the engine, reducing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Replacing the filter periodically helps prevent this.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Flush and Replacement
The automatic transmission fluid is another essential component that keeps your car running smoothly. If you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission, this fluid helps keep your car’s moving parts lubricated. Over time, the fluid collects dirt and metal shavings, which can build up and damage your transmission. Flushing this fluid at 50,000 miles removes debris so it isn’t able to settle at the bottom of the transmission. Once flushed, a certified service technician replenishes the transmission fluid to maintain your vehicle’s performance.
Exhaust System Inspection
When you register your car in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it must pass a vehicle emissions inspection. If it fails the inspection, you won’t be able to renew your registration, and you’ll likely need to repair or retire the car. You can avoid this scenario by getting an exhaust system inspection every 50,000 miles.
A service technician will check for exhaust leaks and blockages during this inspection. They’ll also evaluate the health of your car’s catalytic converter and fuel control system. Should there be any issues, the technician will perform the necessary repairs to ensure that the exhaust system can do its job and your vehicle can pass its emissions inspection.
Suspension System Inspection
Whatever the condition of the road ahead, your ride should be smooth on your commute through Lewisville, Texas. Does your car feel extra jolty when driving over bumps in the road? Does it feel unsteady on a slanted road?
If you notice any of these issues, your car’s suspension system may be at fault. The suspension helps maintain the tires’ contact with the road. Any leaks, cracks, or damage to the suspension system can affect your ride quality. Get this system checked by a professional every 50,000 miles so you can enjoy traveling in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Additional Important Services at Recommended Mileages
Knowing the important mileage milestones is imperative to keep your car running smoothly. Consult your vehicle’s owners manual for the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance intervals. If you need help determining when to bring your vehicle in for service, consider the following mileage markers to create a scheduled maintenance plan.
Maintain your engine’s health with routine oil changes about every 5,000 miles. Depending on your car’s age, the owners manual might recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles. However, modern cars can last up to 7,500 miles between oil changes. In addition, consider opting for synthetic oil over conventional motor oil to prolong the vehicle’s life span, though you should double-check with a certified auto technician before swapping the oil type in your car. Other recommended services at 5,000 to 7,000 miles are an engine filter change, fluid level inspection, and tire inspection.
6,000 to 8,000 Miles
Get your tires rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Tire rotation ensures even wear across all four tires and helps prolong the tread life. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires whenever you get an oil change. Visit our Huffines CDJR tire department in Lewisville, Texas, for all your tire needs, including rotations, alignment, balancing, and replacement.
An engine air filter is vital in keeping your engine free of dirt, debris, and other particles that could damage it. Improve your engine’s overall health by changing its air filter every 15,000 miles. Ask your service technician to inspect the filter when your car reaches 15,000 miles. If the engine air filter is clogged or damaged, the technician can replace it.
Do your brakes screech when you push down on your car’s brake pedal? Brake pads are manufactured to emit a squealing sound when worn thin. According to Kelley Blue Book, brake pads last anywhere between 25,000 and 50,000 miles. If your brake pads are thinner than a quarter of an inch, they likely need replacing. When you notice an awful sound every time you brake or your car reaches the 25,000-mile mark, get a brake inspection from a certified mechanic.
Schedule Quality Car Service at Huffines CJDR Lewisville
Is your vehicle about to reach 50,000 miles? Schedule a 50,000-mile service with one of our factory-certified automotive technicians at our Mopar service center. Contact us at 972-316-4023 to book an appointment for expert service on your car, truck, or SUV, and ask about our service specials for extra savings. Our technicians use state-of-the-art equipment and tools combined with their extensive knowledge to diagnose your car’s issues. In addition, we provide quality Mopar performance parts and repair your auto to last another 50,000 miles or more.