5 Ways to Keep Your Car Running and Looking Like New For Years

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 9 months ago
    Many of us are guilty of spending a lot of money on our smartphones, causing us to be overprotective of that little device we carry around in our pockets. Yet the cost of that device pales in comparison to the amount of money we spend on our cars, which can amount to the equivalent of several months salary. After our homes, it’s one of the biggest expenditures we make! As such, you owe it to yourself - not to mention your wallet - to make sure it stays not just on the road for years, but functioning and looking as if it has just rolled off the production line. Here’s how you can do it.

    Limit Its Use

    Now, we know you didn’t buy a car just to leave it on the driveway, but there’s something to be said for not automatically jumping into your vehicle every time you need to go somewhere. There’s an upper limit of how many kilometers your car can reliably do, and the more you drive, the faster you’ll reach that number. If it’s just a matter of quickly visiting the shops, then take a bus or cycle

    A Deep Clean

    You very often see people in the driveways washing their car, but this usually only happens when they’ve been hit by a wave of motivation - which happens to coincide with a bout of good weather. If you want your car to stay looking as good three years down the line as it does today, then it’ll need more than a token hose down every month few months. Every couple of weeks, get the vacuum out and go over the inside thoroughly. If you’re doing it regularly, it’ll only take a few minutes - but it’ll make a big difference in the long run.

    No Small Bumps

    If you drive your car for long enough, then it’s going to pick up those small bumps and scratches that are just part and parcel of being on the road. While it’s tempting to have an “it’s only a small bump” approach, if you do this every time, then pretty quickly you’re going to have a car that looks pretty beaten up. If you’re involved in a minor fender bender, don’t write it off; get it seen to by an auto repair company. Your car was designed to look perfect, so let’s make sure it stays this way.

    Use High-End Gas

    You don’t need to use high-end gasoline every time you fill up, but it’s worth spending the extra cash every now and again. The premium stuff helps to keep your engine clean and in tip-top condition. If you do it only every now and again, you won’t notice the cost but will notice the difference.

    Learn How To Drive 

    Finally, remember to take a look at your driving style. If you’re too aggressive, then your engine is going to have to work twice as hard just to keep up. Keep things steady and smooth; it’ll save gas, and preserve your car. 

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