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Car Advisor Tamotsu Todoroki

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Five Ways to Make Your Car Last - Vol.3

With many of us finding ourselves faced with tough financial constraints, we all should be aiming that any vehicle that we have lasts out for a long time. Even though cars are specifically manufactured in a way to last a good number of years, there are things that you can do on your behalf as the owner and driver that will ensure that your vehicle survives longer. Most of the things that are required are things that you would expect to do on a normal basis anyways. There are many things that one could do to ensure his vehicle lasts longer, however we are going to take a look at the five main points.

Five Ways to Make Your Car Last

One of the ways in which you can make your car last longer is by changing your vehicles engine oil on a regular basis. This will help increase the life expectancy of your vehicles engine which in result will give a better performance of your car over a longer period of time. Usually it is advised to get your vehicles engine oil changed after a period of five thousand kilometres; however this can vary depending on the engine oil that you went with. It is important that you check your engine oil level on a regular basis as well. Just because many engine oil manufactures give a rough estimate of when your engine oil should be changed, it does not mean that you do not check it at regular intervals. It is very important that you check the level of your engine oil on a weekly basis to see whether or not it requires topping up.

Five Ways to Make Your Car Last

The second way in which you can make sure your car lasts longer is by making sure you clean the vehicle on a weekly basis. Seeing that we live in countries where our cars are not exposed to as much dirt and dust as some other countries, we tend not to feel the need to clean our cars on a regular basis. Car paints have been designed in such a way so that they do not show every little ounce of dust that comes in contact with your car. However not cleaning it will in effect weaken the paint and give it an old and rusty look. For this reason it is very important that you clean your car on a regular basis.

Another important tip to remember is that you make sure your car tyres are always filled up with the correct tyre pressure. Not having the correct tyre pressure will in result put a lot of strain on the suspension and bearings of the vehicle. For this reason it is very important that all your car tyres are filled up with the correct tyre pressure. Make sure you regularly check your car tyre pressure on a weekly basis.

Cleaning the interior is as important as cleaning the exterior of the car. Making sure that you clean your car from the inside on a regular basis will always give your vehicle a new look from the inside. Make sure that when you do clean the interior of your car that you use proper sprays that have specifically designed for it.

The last major tip that you have to always keep in mind in regards to making sure your car lasts for a long time is making sure that your vehicle is used on a regular basis. There are times where your car may be found in the garage for a week or two where it has not been used. Even when the car is not being used, make sure that you start up the car for a period of fifteen to twenty minutes and leave it running.

Five Ways to Make Your Car Last