Get More Life Out of Your Car

You spend a lot of money on a car and it is unfortunate that a car loses value the moment you purchase it. However, if you take proper care of your car and maintain it properly, you can easily prolong the life and maximize the value of your vehicle.
One of the most crucial thing you can do prolong your car’s life is properly maintaining it. This may include oil changes, tire rotation, cleaning the interior, cleaning the radiator, flushing and clearing the cooling system, checking the air filter and changing the timing belt. Some items are do it yourself items, however some should be left to a specialist such as a mechanic or dealer.
So how do tell which aspects you can handle yourself and which need professional help? Well the easiest way to break this down is ask yourself two questions. First, are your mechanically inclined? If you answer yes then there are many items you can and should take care of yourself, from oil and filter changes to exterior maintenance. By doing it yourself you save tons of dough plus you know that it was carried out correctly.
Always check before you do any repairs if your car is still covered under warranty. If you have a new car warranty then any and all items that are covered under the warranty should be taken care of by the dealer. Many automakers will allow for factory authorized mechanics to perform the warranty items. Check your warranty documents to be sure. If it is covered by the dealer then by all means, you should let them take care of it for you.
Follow the scheduled maintenance outlined in your new car documents will keep your car in its best shape. Keeping up with these items and keeping track of when they were performed is a valuable record that documents the proper care you have given your car. With the proper documentation there is no question as to when and what you have maintained or fixed.
It’s very important to keep your car clean on the outside and inside. If you would rather have someone do this for you there are many detailers that will come to your home or office and keep your car looking good as new. If you care to tackle this yourself there are many great products to help you maintain your vehicles appearance. Just make sure you follow label directions and if you want you can just down somewhere what you had fixed.
All cars will go down in value eventually. How much and how quickly it does so has a lot to do with often you maintain your car. If you keep it in good condition and maintain it regularly, your car will work for many years to come. You spend lot of money on your car, so why not maintain it properly so that you can get the most out of it?

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