Just bought a new car? Chances are this is one of the biggest purchases that you will make anytime soon. Keep your automobile running and looking like new with these three car care tips.
Do The Basics
There’s a reason why everyone tells you not to skip oil changes on your car; they’re the best insurance against an untimely death for your vehicle. Reducing the amount of dirt and other corrosive material floating around in your oil helps your engine run at its best for a longer amount of time. Following the service recommendations for your transmission is another basic maintenance must.
Keep Your Fluids Up
Change your vehicle’s coolant once a year to discourage a buildup of corrosive deposits. Lubricate all moving parts including all joints and driveline components. Brake fluid attracts unwanted moisture that can accelerate corrosion, so flush the system and replace its fluid each year.
Your car’s appearance counts. The fresher you keep your car’s appearance, the more resale value it will retain. To keep the paint job looking its best, wash your vehicle regularly, and remember to fully rinse the undercarriage. A good wax job twice a year will make your car glow.
Park your car in a garage or carport to keep it protected from the sun. If you don’t have access to a vehicle cover, try to park your car in the shade as much as possible and use a window screen on your windshield to keep your interior from fading and drying out.
If your car’s performance starts to fail and requires extensive repairs before you’ve owned it for a year, perhaps you got a lemon from the car dealer. West Virginia’s Lemon Law can help preserve your rights when it comes to this significant investment that you depend on to get you where you need to go. The Lemon Law makes sure that victims of a bad deal are justly compensated through repair or replacement, so your vehicle conforms to warranty stipulations.