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5 ways to help keep your vehicle lasting as long as possible

by | Oct 14, 2013 | Auto Repair, Brake Repair, Car Battery, General Car Maintenance, Oil Change, Tire Repair, Wheel Alignment

Following a proper maintenance schedule can help to ensure your vehicle lasts as long as possible. The vehicle will also be able to run more efficiently, which can save you money at the fuel pumps. To increase your vehicle’s overall longevity, you should also try to ensure the condition of your vehicle’s parts as well. There are many ways you can help to minimize the natural wear and tear on your vehicle.

Taking your vehicle in for scheduled maintenances is important

Following maintenance schedules can help keep your vehicle as reliable as possible. Regularly maintenance inspections can help keep your vehicle performing smoothly. It can also increase the chance of the vehicle getting better mileage when you drive. Regular maintenances can include things like oil changes, filter changes, and tune-ups.

Maintain the Tires

To help ensure the tires last as long as possible, make sure they always properly inflated. The tires should also be aligned correctly. Having tires that are inflated and in good condition can help you get the maximum life out of them. If the tires have started to loose air, and replacing the air is becoming more frequent, there may be a leak somewhere. Making sure the tires are inflated to the proper air pressure is important. Tires that are underinflated can blowout when you are driving. It can also lead to uneven wear on the tires, which means you will need to replace the tires sooner. Overinflated tires have a greater chance to pick up sharp objects that might be on the road. The tread and tire surface should be inspected for any cracks or cuts in it. Also check for any bulges that might be there. Bugles have the potential to lead to the tire blowing out.

Check the Brakes of the vehicle

You can help the longevity of the brake system based on what your driving habits are. Instead of slamming on the brakes, try to anticipate stop signs or lights and brake slowly. This can help preserve the life of the brake pads and brake rotors for your vehicle. Braking slowly can also reduce the chance of frequent brake system replacements. It is also important to bring your vehicle in so we can inspect your brake system over on a regular schedule.

The Battery should be inspected

If the battery is not cared for properly, the life of it can be greatly shortened. Proper care of the battery should include keeping all the connections clean and clear of any debris buildup. Also make sure the battery case is free from any cracks or damage. If the battery is cracked, it should be replaced so you can rest at ease when you travel.

Frequent Oil changes should be done

Make sure you go to scheduled oil changes regularly. When recommended, the oil filter should be changed as well. This can help to ensure that the oil that processes through your vehicle is clean. With clean oil your vehicle can be more efficient and can result in saving you money.