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We all want to keep our cars on the road and in perfect condition for as long as possible. Some people manage to achieve that; others don’t. It all comes down to your knowledge and approach. You’re going to find some basic tips here today that should help to extend the life of any modern vehicle. Will they ensure your car is still around in fifty years like the one in the image? Probably not. However, using them correctly could mean you don’t have to purchase anything new for quite a while. That should be a welcomed outcome for anyone who doesn’t like debt, and who doesn’t have thousands in the bank.

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Don O’Brien

Before we get started though, it’s important you realize that you’re never going to get many miles out of an old banger. So, you might like to purchase something a little more recent. There are lots of good deals around if you know where to look. A good starting point would be this site Smithchevroletnwa.com and anything similar you can find online. Using reputable dealers instead of private sellers will mean you are offered more cover if something goes wrong. So, avoid buying anything from that bloke in the pub.

Clean your car inside and out every two weeks…

You will find lots of different recommendations online that concern cleaning schedules. Many of the experts recommend that cleaning more than once every two weeks could result in deterioration. Refraining from smoking in your vehicle will make your life easier too. You have to remember that you are using chemicals on your paintwork and interior. While they might make it sparkle, using them too often can have a negative effect. The same can be said for failing to clean your care frequently. You only have to leave it on the drive for a couple of months to see how badly it can affect your seats and other interior items. Mold will start to grow, and your exterior paintwork will begin to rust.

Ensure your tires are inflated to the optimum pressure…

There are many care tips for the summer months that we could mention. However, the most important one related to tire pressure. If you want your car to remain in good condition for a long time, you need to get it right. Your owner’s manual should contain all the numbers you require, but you can also search online if you are unsure. Contrary to popular belief, the wrong pressure will not only affect your tires. It could make your engine work harder, and that could bring other negative consequences.

Drive sensibly…

Lastly, and probably most importantly, you need to drive sensibly. Pulling off at speed and traveling over the limit on motorways is never going to do much for the condition of your vehicle. Most cars are designed to perform well when handled with care. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you are on a race track. You are not. Driving irresponsibly not only damages your vehicle, but it could also endanger the lives of other motorists.

We hope you now have all the knowledge required to keep your car in good condition for longer. If you need more advice, there are lots of great posts on this blog. Just use your head and employ some basic common sense. Don’t put your vehicle under too much strain, and it should last for at least ten or fifteen years.