Tips to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

You can't expect something to last a long time if you don't take care of it. The same is true for your vehicle. Without regular car maintenance, your vehicle is likely to break down after a few years of use, rather than making it to the 10 year mark. Save money, time and make your car safer to drive by keeping it in good working order.

Drive Better

Treat your car with care by driving cautiously and gently. Avoid shocks and knocks to your car by steering around potholes in the road, instead of driving over them. Resist the urge to floor it or rev your engine. Driving more than 50 mph puts extra strain on your engine, which will wear it out more quickly.

Check Fluids Regularly

Your car needs a number of different fluids to keep it running smoothly. Over time, the oil in your engine becomes dirty and starts to clog things up. Either change your oil yourself every 5,000 miles or hire a professional to do it. Check your transmission fluid and brake fluid every two years or so, and change as needed.

Invest in a Warranty

Cars can either be sold "as is" or with a warranty. It's usually in your best interest to get the warranty. If something breaks on your car, you won't be faced with a high bill or with possibly needing to get a new car if the damage is significant.

If you live in Cedar Hill, Texas, contact Haylow Insurance today for an auto insurance quote!

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