As a car mechanic, we have plenty of people come into our shop asking what they can do to make their car run forever. Although “forever” might be pushing it, there are a few things you can do to keep your car running for as long as possible.
- Wash Your Vehicle Regularly- The paint the coats your car’s exterior does more for your vehicle than simply make it look good – it also protects the materials underneath it. For this reason, take your car to the carwash regularly. Additionally, when water no longer beads on top of it, give it a good wax.
- Drive Gently- We realize that, especially if your car has a powerful engine, there’s nothing like zipping around town acting like you’re a racecar driver. However, if you do this all the time, you could be doing your car unnecessary harm. Try to drive gently whenever possible, and let your car sit for a minute after you turn it on before you take off.
- Don’t Put Off Repairs- As a car mechanic, many of our clients put off getting their car fixed until the very last second. If you do this, whether it’s because you don’t want to deal with the repair process or you just don’t have the time, it really isn’t a good idea. The next time a warning light goes off on your car’s dashboard, let a car mechanic at our shop take a look at your vehicle as soon as possible.