Do you tend to go through cars fast? Wonder why some people have cars that seem to last for years and years and yours barely last the length of the loan? You could be killing your car by not taking care of it properly. Here are some important things to check (and to avoid) if you want your vehicle to last a long time. Let’s take a look at this list of important car owner points to remember:
- Don’t ignore your check engine light – If the light comes on, get it checked out. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap, or it could be something that needs fixed quickly before it becomes a bigger problem.
- Don’t neglect changing your fluids – Regular oil changes are a must, as are other fluid changes. It’s important to keep all the inner working parts of your vehicle oiled up.
- Always stick to your service schedule – While fluids can be included in a regular service, that’s not all. Many car parts and components wear out over time and regularly servicing will help catch problems before they become bigger and keep your vehicle in top shape for you.
- Take it easy on the brakes – Are you a rough driver? Do you drive aggressively, make hard stops or quick starts, or haul items that you shouldn’t on or in your vehicle? That’s going to cause unnecessary damage.
So, there you have it! Some great tips to help you see if you are neglecting your vehicle and what you can do about it if you are.
Are you looking for a new car? Come see the staff at Sheridan Nissan and they will show you many great options, and help you learn to care for it for a long time to come. Then you can make this car last for the next 10 years.