If you have not heard yet, the average age of vehicles on the road has increased to nearly 12 Years. This is why fixing repairs timely is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle.
Full Service Auto repair in Los Angeles features top car mechanics that lead the way in state of the art car maintenance and now the leading national car repair experts have just released a checklist with the top five ways to extend the life of a vehicle.
USA Automotive reports that Americans are keeping their cars and light trucks for longer than previously reported -- an average of 11.5 years -- an increase attributed to both improved vehicle reliability and economic factors.
With 84 percent1 of vehicles on the road in need of a service or new part, Full Service Auto repair in Los Angeles surveyed hundreds of top mechanics from more than 30 states to compile the top five tips car owners can follow as a guide to help extend the life of their vehicle:
Keep up with oil changes. When oil levels are low, or oil is old, added friction between moving parts can cause wear and tear to the engine. Follow your owner's manual to determine the best intervals for changing oil. Check the brakes every time the oil is changed.
Take care of your tires. Check and maintain proper tire pressure. Tires inflated within five pounds per square inch (PSI) of their recommended level improve gas mileage and general handling of your vehicle. Recommended PSI can be found in the owner's manual. Rotate tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.
Check vehicle fluids. Vehicles rely on transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and properly mixed coolant to run. Fluids need to be topped off for optimal vehicle performance throughout the life of the vehicle.
Change air filters regularly. Dust and grime accumulates over time and can negatively impact gas mileage and engine performance.
Take care of minor repairs when they arise. New noises or changes in the drivability of a vehicle should be checked out promptly.
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