Cars are asignificant investment, and you want to get the most for your money. The bestway to maximize the value of your investment is to make sure your vehicle lastsas long as possible. Fortunately, a vehicle’s useful life is not just a matterof change. There are a number of ways you can extend your car’s longevity, andour top there are:
- Keep Up with Maintenance
Yourcar is a complex machine. All components need to work together for optimalefficiency and fuel economy. If one part breaks down, that failure leads to thebreakdown of additional components and systems.
Whilefixing that “one part” may not be absolutely necessary, if you put offmaintenance and small repairs, eventually, you will be left with an enormousrepair job (and bill)…and depending on how many useful years your car has left,that huge repair bill might not even be worth the money.
Youcan avoid untimely breakdown and unnecessary expense by keeping up with routinemaintenance—oil changes, filter changes, belt checks and replacements, etc.
- Maintain Adequate Tire Pressure
Tirepressure may not seem like a big deal, but under- and over-inflated tirescreate safety and maintenance problems. Improperly inflated tires can createdangerous conditions when you’re driving in inclement weather. Underinflatedtires can also lead to bent wheel rims, affecting wheel alignment, which(again) increases safety risks as well as leads to faster tread wear and poorfuel economy.
Theeasy fix is to periodically check your tire pressure to make sure your tireshave the manufacturer’s recommended psi for the time of year.
- Keep It Clean and Covered
Sun,rain, snow, dust and dirt all wear down your car’s paint. And chips, scratchesand dents that aren’t taken care of can lead to major paint damage down theroad, such as peeling and rust.
Ifyou want to keep your car looking new—i.e., avoid fading and peeling—keep yourcar covered and out of the elements. While a garage or car port is best, even acar cover will help.
You will getthe best useful life from your vehicle if you keep up with maintenance, tirepressure checks and paint care from the start. But, if you’ve neglected yourvehicle a little, some extra TLC from a trained mechanic or auto bodytechnician can work wonders. The team at QuanzAuto Body provides the service you need. Contactus today for a freeestimate.