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Simple Yet Effective Ways to Extend the Life of your Car

June 5th, 2013  |  Insurance

Everyone wants to get the most out of their vehicle. You pay good money for it and you want it to last as long as possible. You also want to keep it in great shape if you plan on selling it in the near future. You need to be proactive if you want to get the most out of your vehicle.

The following are a number of tips that will help you extend the life of your car:

  • Buy a durable car: If you want your car to last, you need to buy a car that has a reputation for lasting a long time. Do you research and stick with models that are known to last.
  • Follow the maintenance plan: Following your vehicle maintenance plan will not only extend the life of your car, it will also reduce the cost of repairs down the road as your vehicle ages.
  • Wash your car: Washing your car regularly does more than just keep your car clean, it also gets rid of road salt and other harmful substances that can cause rust and have a negative impact on your cars performance.
  • Drive less: Driving less will place less stress on your car. And, when you do drive, take the steps to drive smart. Refrain from slamming on the brakes, hitting the gas too quickly and engaging in other driving habits that will add additional wear and tear on your vehicle.

What is the longest that you have owned a car? What can you attribute to it lasting a long time?

 

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