During hard times, making sure your vehicle can get you around is an absolute necessity. While a vehicle’s life depends on the car in question, there are a few ways you can get the most out of your car. Take a look at a few simple yet effective ways to extend the life of your car and keep it on the road as long as possible.
The first step in maintaining a vehicle is understanding how it should be maintained. Read the owner’s manual and mark down your car’s maintenance intervals for each part and service listed. You can use the intervals to compare against any existing receipts and records of service done for your vehicle to see exactly when certain services should be done again. Even if you don’t know when your car last had any service, knowing when those services should be done will give you some insight into the state of your vehicle.
You can also stay acutely aware of your car’s condition by checking its fluids, specifically the oil and coolant. The darker the fluids are, the sooner they need to be replaced. You can check this against the car’s maintenance intervals for a precise understanding of the health of your car’s engine.
Another direct and simple method of keeping your car going longer is checking the tire pressure and keeping it within the owner’s manual guidelines. This keeps your treads from premature wear, while also aiding in fuel economy.
Finally, drive smoothly. Avoid hard braking, acceleration and cornering to extend the life of your car. When hard times pass, you will still have a vehicle in good condition, raising its resale value.
Even with great care though, there comes a time when you need to put your old car to rest and get yourself a new one. At Auto Market of Florida, you can find the perfect replacement. Take a look at our vast online inventory of used cars to find one that fits your needs.