A car is a an emotional investment and you would want to keep it healthy so it can be your companion for a long time. Here are some tips to help you do so.
When you want to sell your car, getting a good price might be a struggle specially if the car doesn’t look that good and the ride quality is not the best. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way if you maintain your car properly. You don’t need to be an expert or take it to expensive garages to do this. Here are some simple tips that can increase your car’s life and make it safer to drive and get you a good value when you decide to sell it.
Regular Cleaning and Covering
With regular driving, the car paint loses its shine due to wear and tear from sunlight and dust. This can be very easily minimised by keeping the car covered when it is parked, it will also help keep it clean from dust, heat and bird droppings. Cars also need to be cleaned regularly and if possible then with a high-pressure jet or at a car wash to remove accumulated dirt from the car body which can lead to rusting. Wax polish should also be used on the car to keep the paint looking shiny and fresh.
Changing the Engine Oil
Engine is one of the most important parts of the car and changing the engine oil can make your car ride much smoother and make the ride quality better. The engine oil should be of the right grade and should be changed at regular intervals as mentioned in the manual of the car. Having the right engine oil can increase the mileage of your car and help increase the life of the engine and its parts.
Changing Drive Belt/Timing Belts
These belts can get worn out over time and need to be replaced immediately otherwise it can lead to permanent damage to parts of your car. Ensuring that your car´s belts are in good condition can ensure smoother driving experience and prolonged life of other parts.
Well Maintained Tyres
Having good tyres ensures a safer and smoother drive. The car tyre pressure should be according to the specifications provided in owner’s manual to prevent blowouts and extra wear and tear of suspension. The alignment of the car wheels should be checked in order to prevent issues while driving.
AC System Servicing
The AC systems of the car are very important, especially in a country like India. The AC cooling agents should be replenished from time to time otherwise the compressor might get permanent damage. The blowers should be cleaned regularly as well to ensure proper cooling and airflow.
These are some of the important things every car owner should take care of to increase the life and resale value of their car. These tips can help you save a lot of money by reducing the chance of mechanical issues or problems with the exterior of your car and help keep it running smoothly through the years.
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