Q: My car has a lot of mileage. Is it road worthy?

asked by on October 23, 2016

I have travel 6213.712mile=10000 km the starting point if the odometer is 162900km=101221.367 miles

Ending point on Odometer is 172023 Km=106890.137 miles

if the car had a full service at 160000 km and a road worthy certificate with it. and I travel 6213.712mile=10000 km

Should these problem occur 1.Air filter replace 2.water pump need changing. coplant stain's on water pump 3. Need transmission service 4. Needs Brakes Fluid Flush 5.Power Steering pump noisy 6. Front tyres need changing.

My car has 1068758 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Every single part on a motor vehicle will eventually fail or "wear out", and often parts will fail multiple times over the vehicle’s life (for example, tires, brakes, rotors, water pumps, oil seals, timing belts, bulbs, hoses, and so forth). Once you reach a high enough accumulated mileage, regular breakdowns or at least "problems" are actually not all that unusual.

In your circumstance, I would worry less about whether all that should have occurred in that specific interval and simply just be sure that the failures actually occurred or showing symptoms.

In other words, be sure the mechanic provides you with your old failed parts and also shows you clear evidence of actual diagnostic work (test results and a logical compelling explanation for why the work was needed) for all of the parts you’ve listed.

Cars today are immensely more reliable than those made 30 or 40 years ago. In the 1960’s, getting 100,000 miles out of a car was a miracle. Today, a car with 100,000 miles on it is can almost be considered essentially new (a bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean).

Getting back to your maintenance headaches of late - even though you have had quite a few repairs, as long as you have an economic option to make the repairs (i.e., a mechanic who knows what he or she is doing and charges a reasonable rate) it will always be cheaper to keep the car as opposed to buying a new one in my eyes. I often point out to people that the sales tax alone on a new $20,000 vehicle amounts to $1,400, and that’s just the beginning of the extraordinary costs if you buy a new car. If you finance the car, you have to buy insurance to protect the creditor. The point is you can buy a lot of repairs for $1,400. Basically, in my opinion, the thing to do with cars is keep them until the frame has rusted away unless you are ready to take on the purchase of a new car. If you need any services done on your car, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to perform any needed repairs or diagnostics.

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