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4 Ways To Keep Your Car In Good Condition.

March 12, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.com) Cars are expensive and if you need to replace yours, it can put a lot of strain on your finances. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid this completely and you will need to buy a new car from time to time. However, you can make things easier for yourself if you take good care of your car so it stays in good condition and does not need to be replaced as often. These are some of the best ways to keep your car in good condition. 

Avoid Accidents 

The most obvious way to keep your car in good condition is to avoid accidents. That can be difficult because you can never account for other drivers on the road and their mistakes can cause you to have an accident. However, there are some simple things that you can do to stay safe. Never drive while under the influence of alcohol, and remember that distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents, so make sure that you are not using your phone or listening to very loud music when driving. Always stick to the speed limit, and if the weather is bad, reduce your speed because water on the roads can increase the chances of an accident. As long as you are cautious on the road, you can reduce your chance of having an accident.

Drive Sensibly 

If you drive recklessly, you increase your chance of having an accident but you also put a lot more stress and strain on the engine and the rest of the moving parts in the car. You need to cut out bad driving behaviors like speeding, driving in the wrong gear, and braking suddenly. This will help to avoid stress on the engine and keep it in good condition. 

Replace Fluids Regularly

The fluids in your car play a very important role and if you do not replace them often enough, your car is far more likely to break down. If you check the owner’s manual, it will give you guidance on which fluids to use and how often to replace them. Things like the brake fluid engine oil, and coolant all need to be replaced on a regular basis. When you check the oil, you will be able to see if it is dark and dirty, and that is an indication that it needs to be changed. Always make sure that you use the recommended products as well because using the wrong products can cause more damage. 

Check Your Tires Regularly 

Your tires are one of the most important safety features on your car, and if they are not properly inflated, it can be very dangerous to drive. It will also increase your fuel consumption and put more stress on the engine, which increases the chances of a breakdown later on. If the tires are too under-inflated, you may also damage the wheel rims. Make sure that your tires are always fully inflated, and get them changed if the tread is worn down. 

As long as you follow these simple tips, you can keep your car in good condition and make it last a lot longer.

Staff Writer; Lisa Love

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