Keeping your car running, looking good, and lasting for a long time has always seemed like a far easier thing to achieve on television than it actually is in real life. All those bottles of mystery liquid you see advertised on TV promise you that your car will run better, but in reality, your car might need a little more than that. When it comes to cars, the whole, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” saying totally applies. So, why is it that some cars seem to last longer than others? It’s all about regular auto maintenance.
5 Tips for Caring for Your Car
Change the oil regularly
Nothing will make an engine last longer than regularly changing the oil as well as the filters. If you neglect changing your oil, you’re running the risk of completely destroying your engine, and let’s face it; no one wants their car to die in the middle of an intersection. Especially in South Florida.
Don’t forget the cooling system
Many people tend to forget to flush their cooling system on an annual basis and that’s not the opposite of cool. I mean come on; you only have to do it once a year! If you think you’re running low on coolant, you can add water to prevent any corrosion, but that’s just a temporary fix.
Apply wax every few months
Want to keep the paint on your car looking new? We recommend waxing the exterior every six months to keep it well protected.
Don’t park in the sun
In areas like South Florida, the sun can be unrelenting, especially to the interior of your car. To protect your vehicles interior, do you best to park in the shade, otherwise the paint can bubble out and chip off which isn’t the most appeal interior look.
Keep your brakes in good shape
Obviously, no one wants to drive a car with bad brakes, it’s one of the worst ideas you could ever have. Once a year, you should have your brake fluid flushed out to prevent any corrosion to other parts of your brake system. It’s repairing larger parts of the brake system like calipers, hoses, and sensors that’s the expensive investment.
If you live in South Florida and are looking for a reliable auto shop for your luxury vehicle, come check out our facilities in Broward. At American Muffler, we’re huge car junkies, and we’d thoroughly enjoy helping you take your car to the next level.