September 28, 2017

How to Make Your Car Last Longer

We are all guilty of growing attached to our cars, and it can be a sad experience trading it in for a new one – so here’s some sure-fire tips on how you can prolong the life of your beloved motor and keep it in tiptop condition!
Driving smoother and less aggressively will reduce wear and save miles per tankful. Smooth inputs through the steering wheel, gearbox and pedals are also vital factors, along with keeping your eye on the bigger picture when driving to reduce the need for sudden braking.
Keep your car clean to prevent grit, grime and rust. Use correct cleaning solutions that do not contain aggressive chemicals that can damage the paintwork.
Have your car serviced regularly – check your vehicle handbook to know when your car is due a service and what work may be required.
Check your tyres’ inflation and tread once a week; they are your car’s most important safety feature. Under-inflated tyres will increase fuel consumption.
Make sure your vehicle’s fluids are topped up on a regular basis. Failure to do so may have calamitous consequences. Check your oil level once a fortnight by lifting the bonnet and removing the dipstick. Dark, dirty oil should be replaced.
When topping up your coolant reservoir and windscreen washer bottle, use 50% distilled water and 50% antifreeze. Do not use washing-up liquid as it contains salt and other nasty additives that will damage your car’s paintwork.
Safe driving from Britannia!