5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Car Last Longer


When you buy a new car, you want it to stay in top-notch order. While there will be some wear and tear with regular use, there are certain tricks that can help you make your car last longer.

  1. Make Sure The Tire Pressure Is Right
    Avoid too high or too low tire pressure. Quite often, high or low tire pressure can lead to increased fuel consumption and can also cause skidding. Make sure you check the user manual for the optimal tire pressure. You also need to change your tires after a certain period of time so that your car runs smoothly.

  2. Drive Smoothly
    Make sure you drive smoothly, at least most of the time if not all the time. You will get more miles per tankful and you can also reduce wear and tear by merely driving smoothly. Sudden braking and acceleration put pressure on the vehicle and eventually lead to lower performance. Being aware of automobiles around you on the road and maintaining an optimal speed will bring down the need to suddenly brake or accelerate.

  3. Do Not Ignore Warning Signs
    The dashboard uses various symbols and warns you if the temperature of the engine is too high, in case the brake fluid is running low, or when there’s anything wrong with the electrical system. Rush to a repair shop as soon as you see them. A delay in having the issue rectified can lead to rapid wear and tear.

  4. Do Not Overload
    Excess weight can affect most of the car’s systems, including the steering, tires, suspension, transmission, and the engine. Overloading also increases the amount of fuel consumed and reduces the control you have over the vehicle. To avoid this, know the maximum capacity of your car, and do not cross this limit.

  5. Get Your Car Serviced
    Getting your car serviced often is the best way to make it last longer. Besides taking your car to experts for annual checks, you need to conduct daily inspections yourself of the tire pressure, engine oil level, and the likes.

To know more about making your car last longer, talk to the experts at JTs Mitsubishi

Source: Mitsubishi