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10 Tips That Can Keep Your Car Running For Years ...

25 April 2016, 01:30 PM

A rising disposable income, easy availability of finance & a wide selection of cars has come as a boon for aspiring car owners in India. As many discover though, buying a car is only the beginning. Maintaining a car is where the trick lies & these top 10 car care tips should help in keeping your prized set of wheels in fine mettle over the years.

• The engine is the heart of the car & this mechanical heart needs fresh oil to pump like new. Every manufacturer specifies a particular interval at which the oil is to be changed. Always stick to it, or change early if needed.

• Filters are to cars what the lungs & kidneys are to people. Changing them out at the manufacturer specified intervals is one of the key car service tips for a long life.

• The summers are getting hotter with each passing year & this means that the air-conditioning units end up working extra to keep the occupants cool. Changing the coolant & getting the system checked annually helps keep this vital system as new.

• Gear oil or transmission fluid has a long working life and get neglected. So, replacing it as per the manual is one of the top 10 car care tips for a long life.

• Our roads are filled with grime & dirt. This sticks to the underside & has a high-corrosive action. It is a good practice to wash the underside at regular intervals.

• The sun can be quite harsh on the upholstery & the interiors are given to fading over time. Regular use of a vinyl & upholstery protectant help keep them feeling like new over the years.

• A car is full of mechanical parts and one of the crucial car service tips  from experienced owners is to never slack up on the lubrication schedule.

• Nothing is more off-putting than a car with dull, faded paint that gives off the impression of being neglected by the owner. A simple wax & detailing job every few months will keep it looking like new for years to come.

• Inspect & replace the rubber boots on CV joints to prevent expensive repairs that can be avoided.

• Wheel bearing replacements must be carried out on schedule to avoid expensive component level repairs later on.

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