How To Protect Your Vehicle

What You Need to Do

When you first purchase a vehicle, it is with the thought that this will be your car for the next few years. Barring any accident or unforeseen event that’s out of your control, you don’t want to be looking for a new vehicle for a while. This has been true now more than ever, as many vehicle owners have their cars for at least six years, with some driving the same vehicle for a little over a decade.

But it isn’t a coincidence that this is happening, as vehicle owners are also being better at maintaining their vehicles. The first thought is to visit a professional auto repair shop — like ours — for basic repair and maintenance services, and that would likely be good enough! But if you want to get the most of your vehicle’s lifespan, it’s important that you do more than just following a maintenance schedule. If you’re looking to do more for your vehicle, here’s what you can do:

    Practice Conservative Driving

    One of the best ways to protect your vehicle is to practice a more conservative driving style. What exactly does this mean? Well, conservative driving helps maintain many of the parts and systems that take on continuous load throughout a drive like the wheels, suspension, and brakes. Some examples of conservating driving include:

    • Stopping slowly
    • Maintaining a two-car distance between you and the car in front of you
    • Shifting gears at a full stop
    • Taking corners at a low speed

    Even by practicing these few tips, you’ll help ease the load and stress your car experiences and ensure you’re driving your car for a lot longer.

    Keep It Clean

    Along with having parts and systems regularly serviced, it’s important to keep your vehicle clean as well. When you go the extra mile to keep your vehicle clean, you’ll subconsciously start treating it better. This same sentiment goes when you aren’t keeping it clean, as people don’t do as great of a job caring for things that may look disorganized, disheveled, and dirty. Some ways to keep your car clean is to throw away or recycle any trash found in your vehicle, wiping down the interior, and cleaning the trunk. You’ll appreciate the look and feel of your vehicle once this is all done.

And if your car is due for its next repair or maintenance service, make sure to schedule it with Aspen Hill Shell in Silver Spring, MD. We’d be more than happy to service whatever may be bothering your vehicle.

By on October 10th, 2020 in Auto Repair