Everyone wants their car to last as long as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways on extending car life, to help you get the most out of your vehicle.
According to Carcare.org, the best thing you can do is preventative care. This consists of regular maintenance and checkups, like those performed at El Dorado Chevy’s Service Center. This includes things like oil changes, tire rotations, vehicle alignment, radiator flushes, and more. Check your owner’s manual to see if it’s time for a checkup.
Driving less aggressively will also keep your car in good shape. Rapid acceleration, speeding, and heavy braking all add to the wear and tear of your car. Remember to relax when you’re behind the wheel.
Protect your car, inside and out. Cleaning is an important part of maintenance, and can even add to the resale value of your car. By regularly cleaning the exterior, you prevent excessive scratches that can lead to rust. Consider waxing your car to add an extra layer of protection.
Finally, know your car. Though our certified technicians here at El Dorado know a lot about cars, it’s important for you to know what’s important. If your car is running odd, handling funny, or making strange noises, don’t hesitate to bring it in.