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5 Easy Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer

Posted On 05 Jan, 2018

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Every car owner knows the importance of oil changes and regular car maintenance to keep their car up and running. Usually there are warning signs given to you by your car before you are hit with a larger expense. There some things that you could miss out on, which could lower your car’s efficiency. Hertz Rent2Buy presents to you 5 easy tips on how to make your car last longer:

1. Keep it clean - Wash and wax your car regularly! It’s not just about the aesthetics. When you don’t wash your car, all the foreign bodies in the air start accumulating onto your car. Over time, that coat of dirt will eat through the clear-coat of your car. Eventually the paint will start to oxidize and turn into rust. And if that rust goes beyond the surface of the paint, it gets into the metal work, which is understandably quite harmful for the car. It is important to keep your car clean to make it last longer.

2. Keep it light – The lesser a car weighs, the smoother it will drive. The more a car weighs, the harder the engine, transmission, brakes, and suspension have to work. While cars are designed to carry extra weight, over the long term any unnecessary strain will take miles off its life. So, remove excess stuff and only drive with the essentials.

3. Start slow – Your car needs time to get ready after starting up if it has been resting for a while Driving soon right after the start-up increases friction between the tightly-packed engine components, wearing them out faster. Let your car sit for 30-60 seconds after you start it to allow the oil to get up to the required temperature and flow through the engine.

4.  Keep it covered – Keep your car in a garage or under cover. Parking indoors reduces exposure to the UV radiation that dulls your paint over time. A prolonged exposure to rain can also lead to the rusting of car parts. So, you should ensure that you keep your car covered whenever it’s not in use.

5. Drive smarter - The way you drive has an effect on how long your car — and your gas — will last. You not only save wear-and-tear by exercising good driving habits, but also fuel. Taking off fast and quickly coming to a stop can be bad on a car and affect the engine, the brakes and other things.

A car is a means of convenience that not only makes life easier but also adds a tinge of fun to it. Follow these tips to make your car last longer without going through a lot of wear and tear.

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