There seems to be a never ending flow of must know information from nearly every major media outlet on how to maintain your health. Eat this; don’t eat that. Complete these exercises; avoid these exercises. It can be truly over whelming. No doubt you’ve taken advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and treated your family to the great deals available from Chacos. We have so much information on how to maintain our health, but where is the information and guidance in the mainstream media for maintaining your vehicle? Follow these recommendations from the car care gurus to maintain the investment you’ve made in your vehicle.
When a new vehicle is purchased, depreciation begins the moment it is driven off the dealership lot. That’s just the unfortunately reality. It’s then no longer a new vehicle. There are, however, a multitude of steps you can take, on a consistent basis, to maintain the value of your vehicle. You will actually be decreasing the rate at which the vehicle depreciates. The most important step to take in maintaining the value of your vehicle is to perform the regularly scheduled maintenance as outlined in the owner’s manual. Oil changes and fluid requirements ensure the engine continues t to run smoothly.
While it is important to maintain the engine components of your vehicle, it is just as important to take care of the body and the interior. If you have a garage, use it for your car. This is the best way to protect the body from the elements of wind, rain, snow, sun and ice. Avoid the temptation to eat and drink in your vehicle in order to the interior. If you must, be sure to remove all food and packaging when finished and clean up any spills as they occur.
Check your tires for tread and air on a regular basis. Rotate your tires as recommended by the manufacturer to protect your car’s alignment. Follow these basic maintenance steps and you will succeed in decreasing the rate of depreciation and secure your investment.