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How to Maintain Your Car to Last Longer For You

Today, I will be considering the topic – How to Maintain Your Car to Last Longer For You. The role of the car has increasingly become significant in the face of rapid development of economic and commercial activities in many developed and developing nations across the world.

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Development of cars was built upon the philosophy of transport revolution which first started with the railways, but has exacted influences on employment policies, social wellbeing, and interactions, the distribution of goods and infrastructure.

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However, in spite of the significance of the car in the society and personal lives of people, there has been great controversy in recent times regarding the usefulness of cars.

The reason attributed to this concerns the increasing rate of destructions and devastations cause by cars through accidents, deaths, sicknesses such as obesity, air and noise pollutions, urban decay and waste as well as disconnections in the society.

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Consequently, there is the growing concern about the need to evolve an effective means of car maintenance among other things to get the car last longer for use.

The following highlighted tips are given as the prelude to enhance effective maintenance of cars for a longer life span.

Excellent car maintenance tips

What to do the keep the car perfect on the road

The real fact confronting us is that many of the adverts we see on TV isn’t that real and simply as it may be conveyed in real life situations. This is because the simple TV adverts only show the surface of what to do in terms of servicing the car.

So, we need to come to terms with the utmost task facing us in the servicing and maintenance of our cars to enable it last longer. It should be noted that Regular, proper care and maintenance are what is essential to keep the car on the high figure mileage range.

It is important to adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and recommended servicing and maintenance guide regarding oiling, grease, and applicable liquids.

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Also, the replacement of wear and tear spare parts before spoilage is recommended for a car long life span.The measure with which you give attention to the car can determine to have a good, perfect and reliable car or quitting a rusty, broken-down vehicle long before the due date it was designed for.

The measure with which you give attention to the car can determine to have a good, perfect and reliable car or quoting a rusty, broken-down vehicle long before the due date it was designed for.

The Maintenance Difference

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The real secret to getting a car last longer is in the maintenance culture. Adhere to regular oil check and lubrication. Grease, oil, brake fluid all need to be changed regularly to obtain optimum performance of the car.

General cleaning of the car in and out of the finishes of the car is essential to keep the car looking good. Cleaning will preserve the paint, plastic, leather, and fabric and help these fabrics to survive the constant assault of sun and elements.

Cleaning will preserve the paint, plastic, leather, and fabric and help these fabrics to survive the constant assault of sun and elements.

So the secret actual portrays that there is no real secret to having a car last a long time. What makes the difference is maintenance.

Paying attention to Regular fluid checks and dedication to scheduled lubrication preserve the powertrain going strong. What is important as the kind of oil, brake fluid, and grease used is the dedication given to changing it.

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(A) Adhere to the checking and changing of the oil. This very important as it enables the engine to last longer, and if neglected the consequences can be very grievous as it conversely destroys the engine. So avoid neglecting oil-level checks or fresh oil changes.

(B)It is essential to flush the cooling system and effect a change of the coolant at least once a year. Try a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water to help preserve the cooling system and prevent corrosion and deposits from building up inside the cooling system.

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(C) The transmission and differential oils need to be changed according to service intervals even though it does not require frequent service. It is important to use the recommended transmission fluid or gear oil of the right quality and type.

(D) Observe general cleaning of the car in and out. wash the outside of the vehicle, inside and the underside to remove waste and dirt that may have stuck to the under of the car.

(E) The bolted joint needs regular greasing as poor lubrication could be grievous.

(F) Apply Wax at least every six months to preserve and keep the car paint looking good.

(G)It is important to ensure that the driveline components such as u-joints are lubricated regularly. You may remove the driveline to access the zerk grease fitting.

(H) It is essential to park the car in a shade in other to Protect the interior plastic and also  use a window deflector screen, while you apply a UV protectant to prevent the drying out of the  plastic and vinyl

(I) Observe the inspection, cleaning, and repacking of the wheel bearings with wheel bearing grease regularly according to service intervals. This is vital to avoid liberated wheels rolling down the road ahead of you.

(J) Replace the fluid and bleeding system once a year. This is because Brake fluid is hygroscopic adept at attracting moisture which causes components to corrode and fail.

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Also, consider the following driving habit in addition to the excellence maintenance tips provided in this article.

Avoid potholes

This is essential to preserve the tires and wheels of the car. It can also exact adverse effect on the suspension and steering components and as well loosen various items in the car and create noise.

Slow down for train tracks

The reason attributed to this is also to preserve the tires and wheel of the cars. So when approaching a crossing of railroad track takes it real slow as it goes a long way to preserving the car.

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Do not follow trucks up close

This constitutes a very damaging habit. Following a bad truck headlong could lead to many damaging effects on the car such as scratches on car paint due to flying stones, headlight breakage and a sometimes car accident.

So it is much safer to keep a greater distance. Keeping a distance, therefore, means that less black fumes would  get into the filter of your ventilation system.


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Samuel Charles

Charles is a writer at InfoGuideNigeria.com. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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