Extend the Life of your Vehicle with These Tips

Besides your home, your car is most likely your largest investment. Like any piece of equipment, if your car is not properly maintained and cared for, it will deteriorate at a fast pace. If you have paid a great deal of money for your vehicle, the last thing you want is for it to stop running before its time. Here are three tips that we believe will help your car to run efficiently and optimally, as well as extend the life of your vehicle.

Perform Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance on your vehicle is one of the most important aspects of keeping your car running at its most efficient levels. In one National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence survey, it was determined that 35% of those surveyed neglect oil, filter, and lube services; 19% forego transmission checks; 14% skip tire maintenance; and other smaller percentages choose to not look after their cooling systems, brakes, or belts. This is unfortunate because these services will allow your vehicle to run for a long time, will increase its resell value and will prevent unnecessary repairs and breakdowns in the future.

Drive Carefully

Driving with caution and treating your vehicle with care will also extend its life. Simple things like revving your vehicle or quickly accelerating at stop signs or stop lights will damage your vehicle. It’s also a good idea to combine short trips into one. The majority of damage and wear and tear that occurs in a vehicle happens in the first ten minutes of use. Consolidating all of your errands or stops into one trip will reduce the amount of initial damage that occurs to your car.

Choose Good Car Insurance

Even when following safe driving rules and guidelines, things will still happen. It’s vital to be insured by a reputable car insurance company to ensure that in the event of an accident that your vehicle will be repaired and brought back to optimal working levels.

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