It doesn’t matter if you recently bought a new car or are still driving an older model. If you plan on keeping your car for a long time, it’s worth thinking about its service and maintenance. If done correctly, this could help prolong the life of your car considerably! Here are some ways to extend the life of your car.
Check fluids regularly
Check fluid levels frequently in order to get maximum output from your car – whether that’s checking brake/coolant/oil yourself according to manual instructions or taking it into a garage where they will do it for you at an additional cost.
Wash your car frequently
You can keep your new car looking like it did the day you brought it home by washing and waxing frequently. Pollution, sludge, and salt from roads wear down the exterior of vehicles over time. By keeping up with a wash and wax schedule every now and then, you help to maintain appearance for longer periods of time.
Pro tip: Get your vehicle’s exterior cleaned with one of our high-quality washes or opt for a full detail that will leave it shining like new! With so many options available, there’s no reason not to stop by Paradise Car Wash today.
Clean the interior
When it comes to maintaining the beauty of your car, cleaning the interior should be a top priority. A dirty interior can greatly affect sell value years down the road.
Change the air filter
To save on fuel and keep your car running smoothly, make sure to change your air filter at least once a year. A dirty or blocked air filter reduces the performance of cars by increasing their overall consumption of gas while also decreasing airflow into engines- this will ultimately take its toll over time if left neglected.
Drive with inflated tires
Driving with inflated tires helps you get more miles to your gallon. By reducing the amount of friction between the tire and road, it makes for a smoother ride that requires less fuel consumption. It also allows for better handling in turns because there is less rolling resistance from higher air pressure against the weight of the car, which results in easier control over steering as well as braking.
Avoid aggressive driving
Driving habits such as aggressively accelerating, abruptly slamming on the brakes, and driving in a jerky manner are all great ways to wear out your car’s parts early. These behaviors will also hurt fuel economy.
Pay attention to warning signs
Ignoring your car’s problems could cost you more in the future. When any of these things happen, it is always a great idea to get checked out by a mechanic as soon as possible:
- check engine light
- weird sounds or smells
- any other issues that seem out of the ordinary
At Paradise Car Wash, we provide auto detailing services such as tire dressing, hand waxing, carpet shampooing, paint sealant, and much more! Contact us today at 630-553-9274 or visit our website for more information on how we can help you keep your vehicle clean year-round.