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Hi Diddly, and welcome.
Pretty much as everyone else has said - drive with mechanical sympathy (no racing at the lights, revving cold engines, etc) and a degree of preventative maintenance (regular servicing, plus frequent underbonnet fluid checks are a must, plus don't compromise the integrity of your car - fit good quality parts e.g.
filters and so on).
If you look after your car, it will look after you.
Intergalactic mileages are nothing to be feared - all cars have the potential to do this, and owners/drivers can make such a difference one way or another to a car's lifespan.
All the best.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater