How to Make Your Car Last Longer
A car is a huge investment to make. That’s why we’ve provided the tips below to help make your car last longer, so you can get more from your purchase.
Follow the Preventative Maintenance Schedule
Following proper preventative maintenance can help extend your car’s life by 10 years or 100,000 miles. It can also help save you money in the long-run and prevent future vehicle problems. Check your vehicle manual for the service schedule and information on maintaining your vehicle year-round.
Make sure to have your oil and fluids changed approximately every 3,000 miles. After your car is past 100,000 miles, consider synthetic or high mileage oil. If you’re a DIYer, check the fluids and tire pressure regularly from home. Make sure to also regularly wash and wax your car to prevent rust and damage from salt in the winter.
Don’t Wait On Repairs
Part of maintaining your vehicle requires acting on problems as soon as possible, before they become large, costly issues. If you notice any unusual smells or sounds, don’t wait to act. You’ll need a good mechanic to help you maintain your vehicle and ensure that it is up to the task whenever you need it. Read our tips to finding the right mechanic for your vehicle.
Make Fewer Trips
The easiest way to make your car last longer is to use it less. Consider carpooling, taking public transportation, walking more, or biking around town. This is a better option for both your car and the environment. If you can’t drive less often, consider just making fewer short trips. Trips of less than 10 minutes or five miles are particularly hard on a car, so try squeezing several errands into one trip.
Choose Your Car Wisely
Whether you are in the market for a new or pre-owned car, make sure to carefully research your options. This will ensure it lasts as long as possible and you get the best value for your money.
One of the main benefits of purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is the smaller price tag. However, this should not be your main determining factor. You want a vehicle that you can drive for years to come. The last thing you want is to be in the market for another vehicle anytime in the near future. If you’re shopping for a used car, look for a certified pre-owned vehicle that has passed a quality inspection and inquire about what type of guarantee or warranty comes with the vehicle.
Sell Your Junk Car
Sometimes, a vehicle just isn’t worth saving. If you’re spending more money on your car than it’s worth, then it’s time to contact Messy Motors at 888-309-1049. We can take a junk car off your hands and pay you cash on the spot, so you can invest in a reliable car that can last you years to come. Read our tips on making your tires last longer for more information on better caring for your car and preserving your investment.