A car is an emotional investment and you want to keep it healthy so it can be your companion for a long time. Here are some tips to help you do that.
When you want to sell your car, getting a good price can be tricky, especially if the car doesn’t look that great and the ride quality isn’t the best. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way if you maintain your car properly. You don’t have to be an expert or take it to expensive garages to do it. Here are some simple tips that can increase the life of your car and make it safer to drive and get you good value when you decide to sell it.
Regular cleaning and coating
With regular driving, the paintwork of the car loses its luster due to wear from the sun and dust. This can be very easily minimized by keeping the car covered when parked, this will also help keep it clean from dust, heat and bird droppings. Cars should also be cleaned regularly and if possible with a high pressure jet or in a car wash to remove accumulated dirt on the car body which can lead to rust. Wax should also be used on the car to keep the paint shiny and fresh.
Engine oil change
The engine is one of the most important parts of the car and changing the engine oil can make your car ride much smoother and improve the ride quality. Engine oil should be of good quality and should be changed at regular intervals as indicated in the car manual. Having the right engine oil can increase your car’s mileage and help increase the life of the engine and its parts.
Replacing the drive belt/timing belts
These belts can wear out over time and should be replaced immediately, otherwise it can lead to permanent damage to your car’s parts. Ensuring your car’s belts are in good condition can ensure a smoother driving experience and longer life for other parts.
Well maintained tires
Having good tires ensures a safer and smoother ride. The car’s tire pressure should be within the specifications provided in the owner’s manual to avoid flat tires and additional suspension wear. The alignment of the wheels of the car must be checked in order to avoid problems while driving.
AC system maintenance
Car air conditioning systems are very important, especially in a country like India. AC coolants must be replenished from time to time or the compressor may suffer permanent damage. Fans should also be cleaned regularly to ensure proper cooling and airflow.
These are some of the important things that every car owner should take care of to increase the lifespan and resale value of their car. These tips can help you save a lot of money by reducing the chance of mechanical problems or issues with your car’s exterior and helping you keep it running smoothly over the years.
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