Whenever you buy a car, the goal should be to drive it longer. It’s not uncommon for cars to last way beyond the 100,000 mile mark these days. Technology is a wonderful thing, though there are tips that you can follow to extend the car life even further.
As you drive throughout Harrisburg and beyond, you want to make sure that you are not accelerating radically. Quick braking can also be a problem. Drive as smooth as you can down the road and you will be rewarded by better fuel consumption. You will also reduce the risk of having to change your brake pads sooner than they need to be.
Check the PSI within your tires on a weekly basis. As the weather changes, the tire pressure can change as well. Many people are driving around Pennsylvania with pressure that is lower than it should be – and this is when flat tires and other issues can occur.
Some of the other tips you can follow include:
- Get an oil change as determined by your owner’s manual
- Clear out excess weight in your trunk
- Scheduled tune-ups as needed
Even running the A/C has an impact on your car and how you can extend the life. The air conditioning is powered by the engine and therefore if your A/C is running constantly, it’s going to have a negative impact on your engine. Performance is everything, so focus on ways you can turn the air conditioning off from time to time, such as parking in the shade.
The Henderson Insurance Agency is committed to helping you in all areas of your life. Having a comprehensive insurance policy in Harrisburg is important and we are ready to help. Call today and let us begin searching for quotes for you.