“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” ― Françoise Sagan
Your car is one of the most luxurious items you own and it is also the one item that is abused the most. We all want to have our cars to be in a good condition as long as they can be. While it also depends on the way your drive your car, there are certain other things you can do to make sure that your car lives longer than expected.
Here are a few tips (as told by one of the Auckland car wreckers) to increase the lifespan of your car:
The lifespan of a car will be largely determined by the maintenance. Remember to change the oil when required, check steering and suspension. Most of the things that you need to do will be mentioned in the manual that comes along with the car. Give your car for service frequently. This will help keep the car in good condition and identify if there any faults.
Rotate the tyres
Keep a regular check on the tyre pressure to save them from getting worn out fast. We would also recommend you to avoid potholes so that the tyres suffer minimum abuse. Rotating your tyres means to swap the tyre from one position to another. For instance, you can shift the back tyres to the front or from one side to another. Rotate them frequently so the damage can be minimised.
Wash your car regularly
Whether it is winter, summer or rainy day, it is best to wash your car on a regular basis so as to prevent rust and corrosion and also to keep the car clean.
Use Air conditioner in winter
We usually completely stop using the air-conditioner once the winter sets in. This can cause seizing of certain parts and create issues. You don’t have to keep the air conditioner turned on for a longer time, only use it now and then so it is ready to use when you finally need it in summers.
Cleaning the engine
Most of us clean the cars externally but forget to keep them clean on the inside which causes blockages and seizing of components. It is best to keep the interior free from sludge deposits which build up over time. Remember to clean up the engine.
Keep your car covered
Car covers are good since they act as a shield from the sun and other external factors that may cause corrosion and rust formation. When the car is not in use, keep it covered. While it doesn’t directly increase the lifespan of the car, it helps in keeping your car look great. When it comes to cars, it is a lot about the looks as well. Don’t you think the same?
Aging comes to all, whether it is a living thing or a nonliving thing. While the aging process cannot be reversed, a good maintenance can help you keep your car in a good condition. The above tips we have suggested are bound to increase the lifespan of your car by 2-3 years. Take note and follow them.