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2007 Pontiac Solstice Question: i would lke to know how mny miles i should have on my car a year

 

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cutepinky51, Ocala, FL, August 24, 2012, 06:38
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to keep it in goodshape and when i should get an oil change also whatthings should be taking care of yearly

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 24, 2012, 07:06
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    most insurance co's est 15k miles per year is normal driving. maint or lube oil filter should be done every 3 to 4k miles. while getting reg maint you should have car insp for brakes ,belt,hoses ( COOLANT) and air filter

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    September 16, 2012, 04:40
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    - That all depends on your purpose for owning the vehicle. If you are storing the car for future Concours d’Elegance competition or if she is your garage queen. Assuming the latter, you should try to drive her at least once a month for 30-minutes, under normal, not highway, conditions. Your goal should be to give her some exercise.
    - Driving her less than 3000 miles per year, then once a year is more than fine. Otherwise, once every 3-5K like normal.
    - There aren't any 'annual' check-ups for a limited use vehicle. Rather, you want to pay attention to her 'normal' feel and catch problems as early as possible.
    - Remember, the Solstice is, to put it polity, somewhat cobbled together from other cars. Mechanics aren't always familiar with her idiosyncratic systems. You should get your own code reader, or download one to your phone, and learn all you can about her. Knowing what does what will save you $K in repairs.

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