LIFESTYLE: Tips on Taking Better Care of Your Car

 If you want your car to take care of you, then you need to take care of it. You can’t just think that you never have to service it or think about maintenance in any way, and it will run smoothly for years to come. That is just not possible. The fact is, to save yourself time and money down the line there are certain things you shod be doing now. It is an important asset, and if it breaks down at the worse possible time, you will wish you paid better attention to its needs. Anyway, here are a few tips for you to take better care of your car.

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Your Driving Style

Yes, your driving style has a huge impact on the health of your car. If you have a habit of accelerating quickly, slamming on the breaks every time you see a red light, fighting the gear stick, not paying proper attention, then your car is going to need new parts much sooner than it would if you were calmer. Not to mention the need to refill your fuel tank more often. You should be gentle with your car and drive carefully, non-aggressively. You should also do things like adjusting your style according to the weather conditions. If it is very cold for instance, you can’t just expect 0 - 60 in 5 seconds flat.


You should check the PSI for your tyres and ensure that they are inflated to this amount. Having under or over-inflated typoes is not a good idea. Underinflated types can, over time, affect your car’s suspension and can negatively affect other aspects, too, like braking, steering and fuel consumption. Overinflated tyres can be damaged far more easily and will increase your braking distance. They are also more dangerous in cold, icy conditions. This is a very easy thing to get sorted yourself. Most petrol stations have air and water for your car.

Check the Oil

 Ensuring your car has enough oil is essential to its everyday running. Having a low oil supply means that your car will have moving parts that are rubbing against each other with no lubrication. Over time this will cause a whale range of issues, such as a breakdown and expensive repairs. You should also get an oil change every so often. If you can do it yourself, it can be done as part of your service.  


You shod take your car to regular service appointments. Usually, once a year should suffice unless you drive a lot of miles, then once every 12,000 moles. A regular car or  Van Service is essential to the healthy running of your vehicle. A trained professional will check a lot of the details of the car, such as the braking system, the exhaust and other operations. If you need them to do an oil change, they can do this for you. A regular service will be able to pick up any issues before they become an issue, and in the long run, this will save you money.  


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