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How to Prolong the Life of Your Car

Prolonging the life of your vehicle is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are different tips you can follow to ensure your car lasts many years with little to no problems.


Your car needs lubricants to help your car travel for miles. Essential fluids your car needs include brake and transmission fluid, differential fluid, and power steering fluid. Friction is not your car's best friend. Friction can cause a variety of issues, oftentimes expensive problems, with your vehicle.

Check the Air Filters

Your car's air filters need to be as efficient as possible to filter out solids and other impurities that can potentially damage the cylinders in your car. Your car burns fuel inside the cylinders, which helps it run. Without proper, effective air filters, debris can enter the cylinders and cause massive damage.

Regular Engine Tune-Ups

The engine is the heart of a car. If you want your car to last a while, you need to ensure you are properly caring for its engine. Regular engine tune-ups help your car provide a smooth driving experience and achieve greater efficiency. This tune-up also helps give your car more power.

Limit the Number of Drivers

Allowing a lot of people to drive your car is not a good idea, especially if you want your car to last a long time. Not everyone drives the same or has the same driving habits, which puts excessive wear and tear on your car's shocks and other parts.

Driving More Cautiously

When you start driving, accelerate slowly. A lot of the wear and tear on a car's engine occurs during the first 10 to 20 minutes of driving the car.

Avoid Driving at Excessive Speeds

Driving at hot speeds at any time is a safety risk for you and other drivers. Quick acceleration, especially in extremely hot or cold weather conditions can result in frequent car repairs.

Check Your Steering

Avoid damaging your car's steering pump by avoiding not holding it in an extreme right or left position for more than a few seconds.

Your car was built to last at least a few years. You can increase the longevity of your car by following these tips and driving more carefully.

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