Keep your Car Running like New for a Long Time
You just bought a new car, and you have a renewed sense of interest in taking the best care of it that you possibly can. When you buy a new car, it seems like you want to do everything you can to keep it as clean and new as you can for as long as possible.
For more information on how you can protect your new car from needed maintenance, contact your local Toms River mechanic and set up an appointment today.
In the meantime, consider some of these tips to keep your car running like new for as long as possible.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.
The people who really know what you need to do to properly maintain your car are the manufacturers. The dealership will also give you a recommended maintenance schedule, but it’s usually a lot more than you need.
If you don’t know the manufacturer, a quick google search should be able to tell you when and how you need to maintain your car.
Avoid the expensive fixes with regular maintenance.
The things you know you need to do to keep your car running smoothly – changing the oil, air filter, rotating the tires, and more – do so regularly in order to avoid big problems and huge maintenance bills.
If you’re regularly taking your car to the mechanic in order to check up on the small things that keep your car running smoothly on the regular.
Don’t hit the gas peddle to warm up the car.
One bad habit people often have in the winter time or when they’re in a hurry is to rev the engine to help heat up their car. This is so bad for the engine, and actually does nothing to help heat up your car more quickly.
You need to wait for the oil to properly heat up before you run your car, and by revving the engine, you’re pushing cold oil through the pipes, which is not good for the engine. Don’t do this, and your car will stay newer longer.
Pay attention when your car gives off warning signals.
If your car is making funny noises, not starting as it usually should, or taking longer to warm up than normal, it’s time to take the car in for a checkup. There might not be anything wrong, but you’re the only one who can tell if your ar is regularly acting up.
Upon the first sign of something being wrong, take your car into the mechanic and see if there’s anything you can do – your car will stay newer longer.
Take it easy easy on your car when you’re driving.
Take it easy speed demon. Hitting those turns hard, slamming on the brakes and revving the engine on the highway all take a toll on the car. While you will of course have to do these things sometimes, in general, take it easy on your car when you’re driving around.
Treating your car with care is one of the best things you can do to keep it running like new.
Holiday Service Center is an automotive repair station, gas station, and car service center. Contact us, your local Toms River Mechanics, for more information on regularly maintaining your car.