Tips for Maintaining your Car


A car is more than just a huge investment. Unless you work from home, it’s literally the engine that allows you to make a living. You count on your car to start every morning and make the drive to and from your workplace. Much like you take care of your body by exercising, eating well and getting sufficient vitamins and minerals from  Life Extension, your car deserves the same consistent attention and maintenance.  You probably see your family physician on an annual basis to ensure you’re not only in optimum health, but to be alerted of any health concerns before they escalate. The same philosophy holds for maintaining your car. Follow these recommendations from the automobile experts and you’ll have your car in show room condition in no time.

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If you have access to a garage, use it. Protecting your car from harsh weather elements will increase the longevity of its paint job. At least twice a year, apply a coat of wax to the car. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and ensure all wax has been removed after buffing.  On the interior, refrain from eating and drinking in your car. Spills are the number one thing that ruins a car’s leather and upholstery. Commit from removing all trash from your car on a daily basis. This will prevent odors from developing. There’s an old saying that suggests that if the manufacturer didn’t put it in the car, it doesn’t belong there. Keep the mats shampooed and the leather moisturized to ensure they wear the test of time. If you get bird droppings on your car, remove these as soon as possible. The acid can ruin a car’s paint job.

Finally, take your car in for regularly scheduled maintenance intervals as outlined in your owner’s manual. Consistent oil changes are one of the best ways to maintain a smooth running engine. Rotate your tires every five thousand miles and pay attention to the wear on the tread.  Rotating your tires will help maintain the car’s front end alignment. Following these tips and the guidelines of the manufacturer will ensure your car is in excellent running condition for years to come.


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Tips for Maintaining your Car

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