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Making our car last for many years is not a very complicated task if we follow a serie of guidelines that respond to common sense and will save us the outlay of money on a vehicle and repairs.

  1. You must be very careful with the periodic reviews that our car requires, so as not to skip any of them. The manufacturer itself indicates the periodicity in the manual of our vehicle. If we miss a review, we may not notice any short-term failure, but in the long run, the car will suffer. Keeping it in proper condition is a good way to extend the life of the car.
  2. Smooth driving, avoiding sudden braking or radical gear changes, and anticipating traffic signals, will help ensure that all the components of the car, and thus the machine itself last longer.
  3. To prevent it from being subjected to nighttime temperature changes, and inclement weather, we must look for a covered and closed parking lot for when we don’t use it.
  4. Although we don’t need to use the car often, we shouldn’t leave it standing for many days because, although we think that this is how we are extending its life, the lack of use will impair the proper functioning of the machinery. So, if we can, we should move it every day.
  5. Another piece of advice we must not fail to comply with, is to change parts and fluids, as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. We must be especially attentive to the tires.
  6. We must pay attention to the car panel and pay attention to those indicator lights when some component is going wrong or needs replacement. With a quick response, we’ll save ourselves a major problem, and thus we can extend the life of our car.
  7. By washing the car often, we will also be extending its life since we’ll prevent some elements that may have been embedded from damaging the paint.
  8. Short trips can also greatly affect the life of the muffler. There will be condensation in the exhaust pipe when starting a cold engine, and if you don’t keep the car running long enough to evaporate all the condensation from the system, an excessive amount of water can collect in the muffler, and rust will burn holes in it.
  9. Underinflated tires can reduce wheel life by 15% and decrease gas mileage, maybe 10%. If you notice that the car shakes at high speeds, you should align it or if the tread on the front tires wears unevenly.

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