Purchasing a new car is a big financial commitment, which is why it’s important to make sure you get the most out of your vehicle as possible. Here are some tips for extending the life of your car so you don’t have to worry about replacing it sooner rather than later.
Don’t ignore minor issues. Whether it’s a problem with your air conditioning or a slight vibration when you hit the brake pedal, ignoring minor car issues can potentially cause further damage in the long run. These easy-to-ignore problems can lead to an expensive fix, too, so bring your vehicle in to Downtown Autogroup and get looked over no matter how small the issue is.
Keep up with routine maintenance. Cars need to be taken care of at certain intervals. This means getting your vehicle’s oil changed, tires rotated, and brakes checked on time. Check out your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.
Take care of your vehicle. It can be easy to forget to take your vehicle for a cleaning or to pick up any trash that has accumulated in your passenger foot well. Keeping your car clean, though, can help extend its life.
Change your air filter. Your air filter collects dust and other pollutants that enter your car. If you don’t remember to change your filter regularly, these particles can accumulate and have a negative effect on your fuel efficiency and engine performance.
Want to extend the life of your car? Find a service location for your vehicle, and make a service appointment.