Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer
Everyone wants their vehicle to last longer without needing to pay tons on maintenance costs. Luckily, there are ways to increase your car’s lifespan without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to make your car last longer that you may not be aware of.
Wash Your Car Regularly
It’s more than just for aesthetic, washing your car removes contaminants and dirt that can cause your car to corrode. For instance, in the North, the winters are harsh on vehicles with the need for salt and sand to melt ice on roads. That’s why it’s so important to wash off all of the grime, especially the underbody.
Lighten Your Car’s Load
If you don’t need it, don’t carry it. Many drivers out there continuously carry around items that are unneeded, like a lawn chair or sports equipment. The weight your vehicle carries adds more stress to the engine, brakes, transmission and suspension. So, if you are carrying around heavy supplies, the longer you keep them in your car, the more strain there is. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t pack your car full for a camping trip or something; it just means that after the trip, be sure to take out your tent, coolers and chairs.
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Properly Maintain Your Tires
This is important for many reasons, but it really can help your car last longer. Plus, it improves your gas mileage and keeping them well maintained won’t damage your car.
Regularly Service Your Car
This means that you should remember to change your oil, brake fluid, rotate your tires and all of the other regular scheduled services. Before going on a long trip, take your vehicle in to be inspected as well, that way no surprises happen on the road and you are sure that there is nothing wrong. Regularly maintaining your engine fluids is also a good way to keep your car operating smoothly and efficiently. And you should always address any maintenance concerns right away—if the indicator light goes on, bring it in to be checked out.
If your vehicle needs any maintenance, you can contact our knowledgeable service technicians online or by calling 877-467-7166. We also have coupons and deals that you can take advantage to keep your car in tip-top shape!