When making the decision to purchase a car, you must be very specific about the type of car you’re looking for, as purchasing a new car is a very big decision all car owners will make at some point.
Today, the number of miles cars can drive before showing signs of any possible problems, is 200,000 to 250,000 miles. Given that cars are so expensive nowadays, you should also be specific about the specs of your car and above all else, consider your budget in conjunction with the requirements of your new vehicle. Purchasing a second-hand car, won’t last as long as a new one. Then again, purchasing a brand-new car is also a bad idea, as you immediately lose value on the car, the moment it gets driven out of a car dealership.
Even though you can still find a good second-hand buy, it’s worth investing in a new model that is no older than a few to ten years, just to be safe. If you are planning on purchasing a brand-new car, it too will be a good investment. It’s just important to keep in mind that the car will lose some of its initial value once driven.
8 Ways to Increase Your Car’s Life
Change your car’s engine oil regularly
As something that is very easy to do, but most car owners fail to do, changing your car’s oil is crucial for it to operate properly. It’s important to know that the moment your oil level gets low or becomes grimy, you must change it immediately. Unfortunately, this is where most people make the mistake with their cars and end up either losing value on their car over time or burning out their engines, which is what happens when your car lacks a constant supply of oil. Checking for oil leaks is also necessary, as your car may be losing oil, even though you ensure it is filled regularly. Oil leaks must be fixed immediately, to ensure that no damage is done to your car.
Address minor repairs on your car
You may not notice it right away, but if your car is giving you any problems, including pulling to the side, humming when you turn on your air conditioning, or if your brakes are making a screeching noise when you pull your car away or hit the brakes, then you should send it to a car workshop service provider. You must find one that knows what he/she is doing, are able to quote you a proper price, and fix your car in no time. By taking care of your car from the get-go, you’ll be able to prevent any challenges on the road, as well as sustain it for future usage.
Change your car’s air filter on a regular basis
By sending your car to a car workshop service provider and getting it serviced according to your car’s provided schedule, you’ll be able to prevent a lot of problems with your car. One component of your car that should be checked regularly, is your air filter, which usually gets checked and replaced if needed, during a car service. By keeping up with your car service and replacing it every 12,000 miles, you’ll be able to extend the life of your car, as well as the engine performance thereof.
Check all your car’s fluids periodically
When sending your car to a car workshop service provider, you should also ensure that he/she checks the fluids of your car regularly. Given that it needs transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and mixed coolant, not changing fluids regularly could result in the seizing of your car’s engine. This will cost you a lot of money, which is why it’s important to check and top up on fluids regularly.
Pay attention to your car’s tires
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but you should check your car’s tire pressure regularly. This can either be checked at a gas station or by a car workshop service professional. A 5 PSI is the general and recommended tire pressure for most cars, but may vary, depending on the size of a car. Apart from keeping you safe on the road and saving you money, checking your tire pressure regularly will even improve your car’s gas mileage, along with the general handling of thereof.
Always keep your car clean
Although it seems silly, the collection of dust could possibly damage your car, as it also invites bacteria and debris into your car. By not cleaning it regularly, you could also undue wear to the surface of your car. Cars should also be washed and waxed regularly to ensure the paint job thereof remains in a good condition. When cleaning it, you must use car cleaning products which are specifically designed for your car, which can be purchased at your car workshop service provider. If you’re uncertain about which products to use, you can also consult with a car spray paint Singapore service provider.
Keep your car in the shade to prevent long-term damage
Even if you’re sending your car for regular services and checks, cleaning it and ensuring that you tick all the necessary maintenance boxes, there is still a chance that your car could get damaged. One way is by parking your car in the sun too often. This could damage the paint of your car, which will require you to send your car to a car spray paint service provider more often than is needed otherwise. This could also cost you a lot of money, as spray repainting is expensive and the more coats you apply throughout the lifespan of your car, the less valuable it may become over time.
When driving your car, you should ensure that you always drive responsibly and that your car is always roadworthy. Not only will this extend the life of your car, but it will also ensure your safety on the road.
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