Do you want to extend the life of your car? Getting it regularly maintained is one of the best things you can do. Read this article for more car maintenance tips to help prolong the life of your car and avoid costly repairs. 

Vehicle maintenance tips:

1. Do an Engine Break-In

For new cars, be patient during the mechanical run-in period. Try not to go beyond 88 kpm or 55 mph for the first 1,000 miles. Follow whatever is recommended by the manufacturer to avoid problems. Also, don't let your car idle for long periods, and avoid putting heavy loads on either the trunk or the roof rack of your car. 

2. Take Care of Your Car

You can extend the life of your car when you drive it with care every single day. Switch to neutral at red lights to avoid strain on the engine and never drive at high speeds during extreme weather conditions, as this only leads to more repairs. 

3. Go Easy With Your Car When You're Stuck

Don't spin your tires at high speeds when you're stuck in the mud as this can lead to issues with your clutches and transmissions. If you can't get off the mud by gently rocking your car, we recommend towing it instead to save money on future repairs.

4. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure

Prolonged sun exposure can damage the paint and interior of the car so ensure that you park it in the shade. If there's not one available, you can always use pleated types to attach to your window frames. 

5. Get a Good Car Insurance

One of the best things you can do for your car is to get it insured. Repairs could cost a fortune without insurance. When choosing an insurer, make sure the policy covers everything you need. Read customer reviews to ensure you're getting the right insurance company. 

6. Store Your Car Properly

Are you going away for an extended vacation? You can prevent condensation from accumulating by filling the gas tank. Try to also remove the battery so it doesn't drain. Most importantly, wash the car properly. 

7. Check the Wheel Alignment

You need to have it checked after getting new tires or every 30,000 miles. Improper alignment will only shorten the life of your tires and cost more money. 

8. Clean the Car Regularly

Follow the car manufacturer's recommendation when regularly cleaning your car. Using a mild detergent with water is recommended. Also, use a powerful vacuum when removing dirt or spilled liquids. 

9. Maintain Proper Inflation 

One useful tool you need to get for your car is a tire pressure gauge to ensure your tires are properly inflated. Under-inflated tires can also lead to problems in the future and cost you more money especially when there's a drop in temperature. 

10. Change Oil Regularly

Changing the oil frequently can extend the life of your car. Oil changes flush metal particles and dirt in your car, extending its life. Check the manual on how often to change the oil for your car. 

Contact Cherry Hill Audi

Do you need service maintenance for your Audi in Cherry Hill, near Philadelphia? Get in touch with us today. Feel free to get in touch for more information about our services. Or contact us now to schedule a service

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