A couple of decades ago people used to keep their cars for around 10 years but nowadays people tend to change their cars between every 3 to 5 years as a result of consumerism.
No matter if you have a brand-new or second-hand car, we are going to give you some tips that help your car last longer.
Car Repairs You Should Not Do Yourself
When you are using a car, you must know when a car service is required. The most important service is the oil interval. Regardless of your car's brand, we suggest you change the engine oil a bit sooner than the suggested mileage from the automaker.
Never use low-quality oils and pay attention to pouring the right oil into your engine.
Before any trip, inspect your car carefully. Check all the liquid levels and look for any kind of scratches or damage on the paint job. Inspect tires and if they are worn out change them as soon as possible. Check the tire's expiration date as well and if it is passed, go and buy new tires.
Keeping your fuel tank full not only saves you from running out of gas on the road but also helps your fuel pump last longer. The fuel pump is cooled by the fuel in the tank so if you have your tank full, it prevents the pump from overheating.
If you have a truck and you want to pull a trailer or a gooseneck, it is better to have your engine and transmission at the right operating temperature. Heavy-duty trucks have oil temperature gauges, so do not put your truck under a heavy load when the engine is cold. In the winter, in case the temperature is below -15 degrees of celsius, take the advantage of the block heater. It warms up the engine oil before starting. Almost all American trucks including, the Ford F series, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are equipped with the block heater.
Short trips are engine killers. If you go from point A to point B and reach your destination while your engine hasn't got enough time to warm up, it causes a significant amount of pressure and wears on your engine. When your engine is cold the density of the engine oil is not proper and it cant lubricate parts as it is supposed to do.