Owning a car is often associated with a number of responsibilities but since it brings you to work and makes it easier for you to do your errands, it deserves all the love you can give. The following are some tips that will help you keep your vehicle for as long as possible.
- Keep it Clean
Dirt is not so bad but if it comes with contaminants, it can be dangerous for your vehicle. If you don’t clean your car, SUV, or pick up regularly, you might be exposing it to materials that can cause corrosion. Contaminants are bad news and are basically the reason why you should always keep your car clean inside and out. The underside is one of the most vulnerable parts of any vehicle when it comes to corrosion so be sure to pay close attention to it.
During winter, when salt is present on the streets to get rid of ice, car owners are advised to clean the underside of their vehicles thoroughly. Salt is dangerous because it can eat through metal and this is not something that anyone would want for their car.
- Don’t Overwork your Engine
Unload all the unnecessary stuff that your car hauls every single day. If you’ve got your camping equipment in the trunk when you’re not on your way to a camping trip, it is best to leave them at home. The more lightweight the car, the better it will drive because added weight to a car will affect its performance. The engine will have to work harder and so will your car’s suspension, brakes, and transmission.
- Keep Engine Revolutions High on Occasion
High rpm driving consumes a lot of fuel and can cause some strain on some components but sometimes, your rpm needs to go higher so you can get rid of carbon deposits. Carbon buildup can cause a lot of trouble including misfires and reduced performance. Aside from that, it takes a lot of time to clean it too. This is why it’s good to bring the car on the expressway from time to time to give it a good run. Do this only when the engine is fully warmed up and that you are in a position to go speeding.
- Give your Car Time to Start
It is easy to hop in your vehicle and just go but like every machine, your car also needs to warm up a little. While sitting in your garage overnight, your car’s motor oils usually sink to the bottom. It takes time before these oils flow through your engine and get to the right temperature. Giving your car some time to warm up every morning or every time to you go out will increase its longevity.
Although following all the tricks mentioned above will give your car a good run, car parts are bound to be replaced. If your vehicle needs a check up or a routine servicing, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us.