4 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Car

 In Auto Insurance, Car Maintenance, Saving Money

BMWCars and humans have interesting relationships.  To some people, cars are mindless slave machines that exist to serve.  To others, their cars are their babies.  They have names and personalities and are the center of their owner’s life.  Regardless of your own personal attitude towards your car, chances are, you want to make it last.  (Because, dang, those things are expensive!)

Excess Weight

Get rid of any junk that you are needlessly lugging around.  The less weight your car has to carry, the longer it will survive.  It’s like you running around with a backpack full of bricks.  You’ll last a lot longer burden-free.

Drive Gently

Be nice to your car.  Don’t abuse it.  Revving the engine, slamming your breaks, accelerating as fast as you can, and other such harsh behaviors will tear down your car (and probably earn you a ticket or two).

Maintenance

Don’t ever skip scheduled maintenance check-ups.  Problems can creep in without your knowledge and lead to serious problems down the road.  Just like human disease, the sooner the diagnosis, the better off you’ll be.

Buy Carefully

When you are buying a car, make sure to get a reliable model from a time-proven company.  More likely than not, eventually you’ll need replacement parts or special repairs.  You’ll want to turn to a company who will still be around, providing those parts for years to come.

So, if you want your car to last, treat it like you do your own body (or better!).  Follow these simple tips and extend the life of your car for years!  Any other cool tips?  Share with us below!

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