A car on the road

While it is costly to purchase a new car every few years, it is also costly to fix a vehicle.  Maintaining your car properly is essential to keep it in good working order. It can also secure your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road.

Drivers that know how to properly maintain and care for their vehicle, as well as use good driving technique, get considerably more miles out of their purchase than those who don’t. By following the guidelines below, you can help extend your car’s life.

Change Your Oil

Engine wear and tear is caused by infrequent oil changes, which produce excessive friction within the engine. Oil is one of the most important components of your car, and failing to change it can be disastrous.

Check your engine oil every two weeks. If your car has a petrol engine, the oil level should be between the minimum and maximum indicators and a light yellow-brown when it comes out. Oil that is dark and filthy should be replaced.

Maintain Your Car’s Battery

The battery in your car will degrade flat if you don’t use it for long periods of time. If your car is parked in a garage for an extended period, you can use a trickle charger to keep the battery charged. If you don’t have access to a trickle charger, you should try to drive your car at least once a week.

Regularly Change Air Filters

Air filters of your car can become clogged over time so it’s important that they are changed regularly. Washing your air filters can also increase its life. Changing air filters is a relatively simple job so you can save the money and do it yourself as well.

A car parked under a tree to provide shade

The Small Things

You must never ignore the small details. Every car will show indications of wear and tear, such as sluggish steering or a noise when the air conditioner is turned on. However, if left unchecked, these minor concerns can evolve into costly, substantial repairs. Regular maintenance and inspections can help solve these problems.

We’re confident that if you follow these suggestions, your vehicle will survive longer. At Chips4Whips, we care for our customers and they are our number one priority.

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