Yearly Archives: 2021

How Can I Get 200k Out of My Existing Vehicle?

How Can I Get 200k Out of My Existing Vehicle?

When you buy a vehicle, you aren't looking into the future, hoping to buy another one any time soon. You want that car to last as long as possible--200,000 miles, even. But you have to do certain things in order to ensure that your vehicle will last that long, and in good condition at the same time. Here are some tips to help your existing vehicle move through the miles without too many issues and repair bills. 1. Keep Up With Oil Changes The oil change is the single most important piece of maintenance you can do on your vehicle. It's important to keep the engine in good condition if you want your vehicle to run effectively and efficiently for thousands of miles. Vehicles generally need oil changes every 5,000 miles or so, but it's best to go by your owner's manual in your vehicle to judge the mileage between changes. 2. Regular Tune-Ups There are lots of other working parts in your vehicle and some need to be tightened, tweaked and replaced over time. When you have ... read more

Should I Have My Car Checked Before a Long Trip?

Should I Have My Car Checked Before a Long Trip?

Road trips are not just a lot of work for the traveler; they take a toll on your car. If you're wondering whether or not you should get your car checked before a long trip, the answer is almost always yes. Here's why. What Can Go Wrong? When you're driving for long periods of time, your car is more susceptible to potential damages and incidents. Here are the most common car issues that arise during road trips: Tire blowouts Leaks Brake problems Inability to start the car Low fluid levels Malfunctioning lights Clogged filter or air conditioner Not only do these problems slow down your car and inconvenience you during a trip, but they're downright dangerous. In the best-case scenario, a worn-down brake pad, an old car battery or a broken light could result in a ticket. In a worst-case scenario, these things could lead to a car accident. Elements like a clogged air filter or broken air conditioner will make the environment within the car less comfortable, and comf ... read more