Keeping Your Motor in Top Condition

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 2 months ago

    Your car is likely to be the second biggest investment you make in your lifetime after your home. So it’s not all too surprising that you’re going to want to keep it in relatively good condition. If you’re planning on keeping it for the foreseeable future, you’re going to want to minimise the number of repairs you’ll face and have to fork out for. If you’re only planning on keeping it for a short period of time, you’re going to want to maintain a high resale value. But this doesn’t necessarily come naturally. Cars require a whole lot of care and attention to remain in tip top condition. So, what do you need to do to give your vehicle the best chances of remaining as close to new as possible? Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started off in the right direction.

    Stick to Regular Checks

    You need to have your car checked over at set periods of time to ensure that it is still roadworthy. But you don’t need to stick to these assigned time slots. You can check your car into a garage for a good once over whenever you please. This will see a professional eye take a look at whether your vehicle has any signs of wear, damage, or potential upcoming repair jobs. Tackling issues sooner rather than later is much more effective than trying to fix major faults once they’ve already established themselves.

    Use Anti-Freeze

    Anti-freeze is essential if the weather gets bad and your car is being left or being used in cold conditions. If your windscreen is frozen up, you need to make sure to de-ice it before getting started. Let the car warm up and then make sure you have anti-freeze from in your car’s coolant reservoir. The ice will be gone and you’ll be able to drive safely while seeing clearly in next to no time! What’s more? You won’t damage your windscreens by hastily scraping ice off or pouring hot water onto it (which can make the glass crack).

    Clean It

    Cleaning a car isn’t necessarily the most fun job. But it does prevent a build up of dirt that could eventually chip or dull your vehicle’s exteriors and stain your interiors. So, make sure to clean your car on a regular basis - inside and out. If you don’t have much time on your hands, remember you can always use a professional car cleaning service. Others will be able to give your set of wheels a complete scrub down and have it gleaming before you know it!

    As you can see, you need to focus on keeping your car in full working order as well as in top aesthetic shape - this is going to take a fair amount of work. But at the end of the day, when your vehicle looks and feels brand new, even years down the line, it’ll be more than worth your efforts.


    Latest Articles

    See All
    • 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Sport: Return of the Ranger
      2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Sport: Return of the Range...

      July 18, 2019 - Is Ford’s new Ranger a return of the compact pickup? Let’s find out.

    • Get Going With a Great Car
      Get Going With a Great Car

      July 18, 2019 - The question is who are you going to buy from? Private has its advantages but a dealership can give you more deals and something more in the way of guarantees should your new vehicle go wrong after you drive it off the forecourt.

    • Fox Body Mustang Gets Coyote Swapped for Make - A - Wish® Recipient
      Fox Body Mustang Gets Coyote Swapped for Make - A ...

      July 16, 2019 - Initially, Matthew’s request for AM was a simple one, requesting for a little body work and some fresh paint on the 35-year-old sheet metal however, the team at T5/AM have a hard time of taking cosmetic builds seriously—especially for someone like Ma

    • Got A Car That You Can't Afford?
      Got A Car That You Can't Afford?

      July 16, 2019 - From there it only gets more expensive, and some of you might end up with a car that you can barely even keep on the road. It is, after all, a lot more expensive than people tend to realise! So we're going to give you a few tips, and show you how you

    •  An Introduction To Car Performance Tweaks
      An Introduction To Car Performance Tweaks

      July 5, 2019 - If you want to improve the performance of your car, you may have started doing some research about car performance parts and fitting them yourself. Below, we reveal everything you need to know.

    • Top Silverado Camping Parts | The Haul
      Top Silverado Camping Parts | The Haul

      July 2, 2019 - Whether you are camping, tailgating, or just trying to have some fun during an off-road excursion, this video offers a few excellent suggestions to make your time with your truck away from home an enjoyable one.

    • Car Restoration Made Simple
      Car Restoration Made Simple

      July 1, 2019 - You might worry that it's going to take a lot of time and that you haven't got that kind of time spare at the moment. In truth, it will take time. It will probably take over a thousand hours of work to get your car to the quality you want.

    • BMW M2 Competition: No Competition
      BMW M2 Competition: No Competition

      June 26, 2019 - It's easy to think BMW has gone soft, releasing cars like the X2 Crossover. But then the mad scientists at BMW M go and create something like this – the BMW M2 Competition...

    • Easy Ways To Turn Your Old Car Into A New Ride
      Easy Ways To Turn Your Old Car Into A New Ride

      June 26, 2019 - Everyone has, at some point in their life, taken a look at their car and felt a certain degree of despair. Whether your car is old, unloved, or simply in need of a bit of sprucing up, here are some ideas that will help you feel a lot happier when you

    • 8 Common Causes of Car Accidents
      8 Common Causes of Car Accidents

      June 24, 2019 - Car accidents happen every day. In the United States alone, an estimated 6 million car accidents happen every year, translating to more than 40,000 fatalities. But it should also be noted that the number of car crashes has actually been declining in

    Share This!