Over time, your car is subject to deterioration depending on the care given. Proper car maintenance ensures that it lasts longer and looks great compared to other average cars. So, how can you keep your car running longer? The following tips will help you:
Regular oil changes
To keep your car running strong for long, a change of oil for every 3,000 miles is recommended. While most people skip this process for fear of other problems creeping up, it is better to just change the oil first and then seek the services of the mechanic to check on how to solve the other issues. Regular oil changes are essential for smooth running of the car.
Checking tire inflation levels
Regularly check the inflation of your car tires and the process of wear and tear can tell you a lot about the condition of your car. The wearing process should be even if the car is in a good condition. If you notice that the wearing process is uneven, seek the services of the mechanic as it is a sign of front end issues. Furthermore, you can extend the life of your tires by rotating them after every 6,000 miles. This ensures that the tires remain undamaged and inflated even as they wear out.
Regular car washes
A well-maintained car should be clean inside and outside. The outside of the car should be kept clean and shiny outside to enhance its appearance. Cleaning the interior is also imperative as it prevents dirt and dust from settling on the crevices, dashboard, seats, and other parts of the car which may diminish its beauty. While the exterior can be cleaned using water and detergents, the interior can be cleaned using commercial detergents depending on the material and then vacuumed.
Cleaning the engine
Running your car on dirty oil destroys the engine. To prevent it, you need to clean the engine compartment of all the dirt, oil, leaves, and insects. Dirt sticks more on an oily engine compartment since it is already greasy. As such, it gets even harder to identify any leakage of oil or other fluids. Cleaning your engine allows you not only to maintain your car properly, but also to make the repair process easier.
Using the right gas
Selecting the right gas for your car model is easy, as your owner’s manual has clear specifications about the recommended gas. Most cars use regular grade gasoline. However, there are those that require midgrade or premium gasoline. Ensure that you use the recommended and named gasoline brands to enhance the performance and longevity of your vehicle.
You not only want your car to last longer, but also look great many miles down the road. Keeping a car looking new for longer requires a lot of care. Your car should be driven with care by avoiding behaviors that accelerate the wearing process such as making hard stops or jackrabbit starts. Easing up on the brakes and the pedals also ensures that your transmission and engine are always in good condition. More tips on ensuring that your car looks new for longer include:
Replacing wipers regularly
Although considered to be something very simple, replacing the car wipers regularly can have a great impact on its appearance. Moreover, it improves the visibility through the windshield, hence enhancing your safety while driving the car.
Getting car waxed and detailed
After careful washing of the car, waxing ensures that the car is protected from minor scratches and other external elements that hasten the wearing process. Detailing the car is very effective in preserving it’s condition, as well as improving the external appearance. Cleaning, polishing, waxing and detailing your car especially in the tough winter and summer months ensures that your car looks newer than the most cars.
Parking in shade
Preserve the quality of your car by keeping it out of direct sunlight when not in use. Extended exposure of the car’s exterior and finish depletes the sheen of the paint, fades the interior material and cracks the dashboard. If possible, use a garage to pack your car or buy a car cover.
Getting headlight restoration done
Having yellow and dull headlights in your car has the ability to take away all the aesthetic value. Restoring them will bring back the newness of the car without having to undertake an overall headlight replacement.
At Magic Suds Car Wash Winter Park, your car gets top notch service in terms of cleaning, polishing, waxing and detailing. Furthermore, we have the experience to help your car last longer and look great for years to come.