March 20th, 2017
Buying a car can be a large investment so making sure you get it right and keep good care of it is vital. A lot of the time the reasoning behind a car not lasting as long as it should is due to the care the owner takes. Following these simple tips will help increase its lifespan.
1. Drive Carefully and smoothly
Accelerating and slowing down on a regular basis can have a negative impact on your car. Different driving conditions can damage your car if you do not change the way you drive in a bid to adapt to these conditions. Make sure you try and stay at a regular speed for most of the journey with no sudden inclines or declines in speed.
2. Keep on top of things
Making sure you know when you car needs serviced, the last time the oil was checked and when you last changed your tyres will all help. Never leave it to the last minute, get your car checked regularly and ensure that its never left to just before the MOT.
3. If you’re not a mechanic do not try fix it.
Videos on the internet will not make you a professional mechanic. If you think there is a problem with your car then take it to a professional. Trying to fix it yourself will only make it worse and cost you more money. Taking it to a repair shop means that you will know exactly what is wrong with the car and you can be sure that it will be dealt with properly.
4. Park in a garage or shaded area
Fading in colour and cracking paint can be caused from changing weather conditions. Keeping your car parked inside a garage, in a sheltered area or under a protective cover will keep your car looking aesthetically pleasing for longer.
5. Check your tyres
Make sure your tyres are aligned, balanced and have not worn way. The weight of the car differs at each point of the car meaning that each tyre needs different support. Making sure your tyres have correct alignment means that your tyres will last longer, handle better and driver smoother.