How You Can Increase the Lifespan of Your Car: a blog about proper car care and cleaning tips.
It’s no secret that when we make the plunge to purchase a new or used vehicle, we are often trading in or forking over a good chunk of change in order to walk away with a fresh set of wheels. With any expensive purchase, it’s ideal that you can do everything you can to get your money’s worth. In this week’s blog, our team at Zappy’s outlines 3 quick tips that will help lengthen the lifespan of your car.
Tip #1: Utilize your owner’s manual!
It’s not the most fascinating book by any means, but it really is a fantastic resource to be able to reference and log all of your recent maintenance visits and when to stop back by the dealership to get that regular maintenance taken care of.
Tip #2: Deep clean often!
It’s not glamorous by any means, but the cleaner your car is...the longer it will last you. Life happens, and it is important to be sure to set aside some time every few weeks to give your car a good deep clean.
Tip #3: Don’t use cheap parts!
It’s a fact of life. Cars need necessary maintenance and it seems to come at the most inopportune times. Something that we often hear across the industry is that you can save a few bucks by utilizing the off-brand manufacturer of parts for your daily driver. Yes, in the short term you can save a few bucks. Know that overtime, those small replacement parts may not last as long as the branded ones and you may end up having to complete the same repair more than once and end up paying more than what you would’ve had you used a brand name part or piece in the first place.