Let’s say you own a six, seven, eight-year “young” car. Your odometer reads between 100,000 – 120,000 miles. Your dash is illuminated with a wrench or a display that says “Service.” Your car’s telling you it’s time for service, but you’re not sure what’s involved in a typical 100,000 mile service checklist.
Service indicators at any interval are suggesting that you inspect, replace and change out a few parts to maintain proper operation and to reduce the likelihood of triggering any safety-related events. Paying attention to the recommended 100,000 mile service light will pay off with a safer vehicle, and one less likely to break.
When vehicles are produced, car manufacturers provide a list of recommended maintenance events at scheduled mileage intervals to proactively care for your car. This list can be found in your owner’s manual. If you have approximately 100,000 miles on your car, you’re most likely driving a 2013-2014 model year (assuming you’ve driven the US average of 15,000 miles per year). So what’s involved in a 100,000 mile service? The top selling cars (not trucks) were the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. The cost for a scheduled maintenance service for these vehicles is not that expensive. You can use the list below as a guide.
Here is an example of what you can expect for to pay for your 100,000 mile service:
1. Inspection Service Checklist – $190 – $215 (Labor pricing only)
- Brakes, brake lines, hoses & connections
- Drive belts, boots, seals and drive shaft
- Exhaust system
- All Fluid levels
- Fuel lines, hoses & connections
- Steering, suspension, tie rods ends
- Parking brake
- Water pump
- Spark plugs
- Air filters
- Rotate tires and check air pressure
2. Replace the following (price includes parts and labor):
- Air filter – $30 – $35 (if necessary)
- Cabin air filter – $17 – $20 (if necessary)
- Transmission fluid – $37 – $65
- Brake fluid – $60 – $75
- Coolant – $60 – $85
- Engine oil and filter – $34 – $65
- Timing belt – $205 – $230 (if necessary)
- Spark plugs* – $95 – $120 (if necessary)
* Spark plugs can last 80,000 – 100,000 miles. If you haven’t replaced them up to this point, have them inspected. Ignoring your spark plugs could cost you.
Now that you know which services are involved in a typical 100,000 mile service for Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
Let’s check other most popular vehicles from 2013 (courtesy of Edmunds) for their manufacturer-recommended 150,000 mile service recommended service checklist:
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