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August 4, 2020 in Tips
While your vehicle may not last forever, there are a number of things you can do to help it last as long as possible. Keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance, staying ahead of possible repairs and extra wear and tear. This will all work together to keep your car around for years to come. We have developed a list of easy ways to extend the life of your vehicle, no matter the make and model.
Do Not Put Off Necessary Repairs:
If you suspect a problem with your vehicle it is best not to put off having it checked out by a mechanic. Catching vehicle repairs early, before they become major repairs will save you money and extend the life of your vehicle greatly. This includes, minor scratches, dents, windshield repairs, rust, and frame damage letting any of these repairs left unrepaired can make for a dangerous ride and decrease the life of the vehicle.
Check All Fluids Regularly:
Each fluid in your vehicle serves a purpose to keep the vehicle running efficiently and to prevent damage to essential systems in your vehicle. Checking these fluids regularly to ensure they are at the correct level and not contaminated will keep major repairs at bay. These fluids include, engine coolant, transmission fluid, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, etc.
Keep up With Oil Changes:
Oil change distances have increased the past 5-10 years, cars are able to go longer without needing an oil change. But not changing the oil when recommended by the owner’s manual of your vehicle is dangerous and can greatly decrease the life of your vehicle. It is not recommended to go longer than six months without getting an oil change.
Protect the Vehicle From The Elements:
The sun and other environmental elements can all speed up damage to paint as well as causing cracks in decals. In addition, weather and temperature changes can wreak havoc on essential parts of your vehicle including your battery, decreasing the lifespan of your vehicle.
Do Not Slack on Regular Maintenance:
The maintenance schedule is meant to prevent unnecessary vehicle repairs that can cost you a lot of money and shorten the lifespan of your vehicle. Everything from oil changes to brake pad replacements will ensure minor problems are taken care of before serious repairs become necessary.
Consult your Owner’s Manual:
When all else fails, check with your owner’s manual. Your manufacturer will outline the correct fluids, tire pressure, and maintenance schedule for your vehicle so that you know exactly what you can do to keep it running efficiently longer.
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