The 300k club: Drive Your Car to Infinity and Beyond!
Created on 4/3/2023
Let's face it, our cars are like our second home, or even like our babies, and we want them to have a long and healthy life. In fact, data shows that the average American keeping their cars longer than they ever were before! So buckle up, grab a seat and let's get your car into the 300k mile club.
Regular Maintenance: The Holy Grail of Cars Hitting 200k Miles
There's no magic potion to keep your car going, but there is a formula for success: regular maintenance.
Just like your body needs check-ups, your car needs its doctor visits too! Treat your car to regular oil changes, air filter replacements, and check-ups. It might seem like a hassle now, but your car will thank you later by not turning into a lemon.
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Stick to the Schedule
Cars have their own personal trainers: the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. It's like a workout plan that keeps your car in tip-top shape.
Adhering to this schedule religiously might make you feel like you're living with a drill sergeant, but the truth is, your car will stay in better shape for much longer.In your owner's manual, the manufacturer provides you with a maintenance schedule. This is an excellent source of truth for when you should go get a checkup, based on the miles you have on your vehicle. Some manufacturers may recommend a certain type of oil to be used so keep this in mind when visiting the mechanic!
Keep it Clean, Keep it Mean
A clean car is a happy car, and a happy car will love you back with miles and miles of smooth driving. Regularly washing your car, inside and out, will not only keep it looking sharp, but also help protect it from corrosive elements.
Don't forget to wax on, wax off like Mr. Miyagi to give your car a protective shield against the elements. Rust is not your friend, and it's the little things that keep him away!
Tires: Your Car's Fancy Footwear
Your car might not wear sneakers, but it does need good shoes! Keep an eye on your tire pressure, and rotate and balance them regularly. This will ensure an even wear pattern and extend the life of your tires. Remember, happy tires equal a smooth ride and a car that keeps going the distance.
The Fluids: Your Car's Gatorade
Imagine going days without drinking water - your body would not be too happy, right? Your car feels the same way about its fluids. Regularly checking and changing your car's fluids, such as coolant, brake, and transmission fluids, is crucial for a long-lasting engine.
There are hundreds of videos online that show you the best way to check these fluids yourself. That said, sticking to your preventative maintenance schedule will ensure your vehicle is always hydrated, as this is a key step in the mechanic's process. So, don't be stingy - keep those fluids flowing!