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Caring and Maintaining Your Used Car for Longer Use

By Sebastian Gaydos Subscribe to RSS | March 5th 2012 | Views:
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It is only logical for car owners to want to keep their automobiles in good condition for as long as possible. The longer they can use their car, the longer they can avoid spending for its costly replacement.

With proper care and maintenance, it is not impossible for a vehicle to travel up to 200,000 miles without needing expensive overhauls or repairs. However, it is important to note that higher mileage vehicles have different needs. All in all, engines experience wear at some point, and metal deposits and other debris cause extensive damage. Here are some tips to make your used car last longer.

Know when to change the car’s oil and coolant. Even those who are not car experts know that changing engine oil on a regular basis enhances a car engine’s function. When a car’s air filter is regularly cleaned or replaced, it helps the car “breathe” properly. On the other hand, changing the coolant fluid every now and then ensures the engine is well lubricated. Keeping coolant levels normal also prevents the engine from breaking down due to overheating.

Pay attention to the gauge and air tire pressure. The gauge will indicate whether a car is experiencing engine, tire, or fluid trouble. Although most people do not pay much attention to gauge signs, a lot of car care professionals say drivers and car owners should start doing so. Additionally, most people take the right inflation pressure for granted, which can potentially create serious problems later on. Having tires inflated at the service centers of Edmonton used car dealerships would cost less than a major repair down the line, and it also contributes a lot to the car’s safety.

Keep the car clean and drive responsibly. The car’s interior and exterior should be cleaned regularly. This can be done by having the car washed monthly, as well as by vacuuming its interior and applying wax on its exterior. Car owners should also visit Edmonton used cars service centers so their vehicles can get regular checkups. They should also remember to drive responsibly by controlling their use of the gas pedal. Simply put, the faster a car is driven, the greater wear and tear it would experience.

Indeed, an increasing number of people choose to keep their old cars so they take better care of them. Whether these cars continue to serve their original owners or end up as Edmonton used cars for sale, keeping them in good condition is a decision that one won’t soon regret. Simply looking around the car for about five minutes and checking the hood or tires can save it from costly repairs.

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