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How to Increase the Life of Your Vehicle

A happy car owner embracing his newly-repaired red sedan

Buying and owning a vehicle is a big investment, and one of the most important things we can do as vehicle owners to protect that investment is to take care of our cars. Whether you own an older or newer model vehicle, there are certain measures that you can take in order to increase the lifespan of your car and keep it running at its best throughout the years. 

The better care you take of your vehicle, the longer it will remain reliable and the higher resale value it will have when the time comes. We've prepared a few ways that you can help to increase the lifespan of your vehicle and protect its value throughout the years. 

  1. Make sure to stay current with your vehicle's recommended maintenance, especially oil and filter changes. This will help guarantee that your car is always taken care of and will help you avoid major repairs along the way. 
  2. Ensure that your vehicle's fluids are always topped off, clean, and have correct viscosity. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the correct intervals regarding how often your vehicle's different fluids need to be flushed. 
  3. Try to always drive safely and follow the speed limit. Avoid pressing slamming on the brakes and accelerator when driving. Driving safe will also help you avoid car collisions, so you'll protect your own safety on the road as well! 
  4. Keep your car clean and washed when you can. Having a clean interior and exterior will help you extend the life of your vehicle and protect its value. 

We hope that these tips will be helpful when it comes to maximizing your vehicle investment and keeping your vehicle reliable throughout the years. If your vehicle becomes due for maintenance, we invite you into the professional choice in the area here at Ervine's & Grand Rapids Hyrbid. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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