Can Your Truck Reach 200,000 Miles? With Regular Truck Maintenance, It Is Possible

Regular Truck MaintenanceOddly enough, most people get really nervous when the miles on their truck, or car for that matter, climb over the 100k mileage mark without realizing that at that point, the vehicle could just be going through middle age. There are plenty of vehicles that are still kicking past 200k and the main key to having your truck reach the “200,000 mile club” is keeping up with regular truck maintenance.

A recent study shows that 4.3% of all Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks have at least 200k on them. That’s pretty impressive. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, Chevrolet Suburban and Toyota 4Runner are also high on the list. It might also be surprising that in the top 10 list, a car even squeaked in as a tie at 10th place. This tells you that it is definitely possible – as long as you take good care of it!

Regular truck maintenance means following the maintenance schedule and then some. More frequent truck maintenance won’t hurt and could add years (and lots of miles) to the life of your truck. Our truck maintenance technicians at Joyce Automotive are experienced in extending the life of trucks. We know when to follow the rule book and when to use a bit more common sense and experience to override it. For example, some owner’s manuals say that the transmission fluid can last a lifetime and thus doesn’t need to be changed. But consider this – what lifetime are they talking about? If you only want to get 100k miles out of your truck, you may not need to have it changed, but there is no harm in doing it, and your truck will likely never see 200k miles if you don’t.


For truck maintenance in Lakeland FL, call Joyce Automotive. We offer a wide range of services for your vehicle at fair and honest prices. Give us a call today.

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