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How to Keep Your Used Car in Excellent Condition?

By: Shafiq Ezati, On: February 10, 2017, Categories: buy a car, Comments: no responses

Most people don’t keep the same car for their whole lives. They usually sell it on at some point, often when it is still working fine and they are just pre-empting future rising maintenance costs by replacing it with a slightly younger car. The important thing about this is that you are probably no exception to this rule. Therefore, you would be well advised to prepare for when the time comes to sell your vehicle by keeping it in good condition, by maintaining it and caring for it in the here and now. This will ensure that you will be able to sell it for a decent amount.

For those that are unaware of exactly how to achieve this. We at Usedcarguys, have gone to all the effort to do intensive research in order to craft this informative article on exactly how to go about keeping your vehicle in tip top condition.


Keep it Serviced Regularly

Regular service serves a few different good causes. One of them is obvious. It just keeps your machine working properly by ironing out any crinkles that have arisen as an inevitable result of wear and tear. If you don’t get it serviced these wrinkles will get worse and worse until all of a sudden you have a giant problem. You are keeping all the different components in good nick, basically.

If you want to know exactly how many times per year you need to have your vehicle serviced, then you can ask a mechanic or look at your car’s manual. The kinds of things you can expect to be done routinely are: change of engine oil, change of engine oil filter. On top of that a general safety check. Especially, always remember to get your car ready for summer because that’s a time when you drive the most.

When the time comes for you to sell, if you are prudent and keep all the maintenance records. You can show them to prospective customers to prove that your automobile is in sweet condition. This equals more money. Which is always a good thing, unless you are Notorious B.I.G.


Sensible Driving Habits

Certain driving techniques can have a huge effect on the amount of wear and tear that your vehicle accumulates. It also helps your fuel efficiency.

Once good habit is to never accelerate too hard. You can also improve your fuel usage via the number of times you accelerate and slow down, which in this case should be kept at a low number per trip. Do you have cruise control on your car? If you do, it can be an indispensable tool in the battle against bad fuel efficiency.

It might come as a surprise, but driving with the auto windows down will increase the car’s drag. So always keep them up, even on the hot days.

You must need to prepare the car for sale if you want to get a good amount for that in return.

Finally, don’t forget to check your tyres regularly. This isn’t just to keep your vehicle in good condition, it is also good for safety. Check for cracks that can get bigger with time, and also even if they are small they can negatively affect your tyres overall integrity.


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