How can Newmarket residents extend the life of their vehicle?
How can Newmarket residents extend the lives of their vehicles?
Your car is one of your most valuable possessions. It’s also something on which you heavily depend. Nowadays, people keep their vehicles longer before trading them in or upgrading, due in part to car loans with longer payment plans. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to maintain your car properly, so it will last as long as possible with the fewest repairs. If you have recently purchased a Volkswagen vehicle in Newmarket, and you want to know how you can prolong the life of your vehicle, then we suggest that you continue reading this article by Pfaff VW!
Keep up with your oil changes
Oil is essential to the proper operation of your engine. When oil levels are low or the oil is old and grimy, however, there is added friction between the moving parts that will eventually cause wear and tear to the engine. Have your oil changed regularly according to the schedule recommended in your owner’s manual, usually every 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers.
Check, and top up, your other essential vehicle fluids
Oil isn’t the only fluid in your car that optimizes its performance. Your vehicle also relies on transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and properly mixed coolant. At times, these fluids will need topping off, and a certified mechanic can take care of that for you.
Change your air filter regularly
Your air filter should be replaced about every 12,000 kilometers. Over time, dust accumulates on the filter, and this can negatively impact your gas mileage and even engine performance.
Keep your Volkswagen clean
Allowing dust and debris to collect on and inside your vehicle isn’t just unsightly, it can actually cause undue wear to your car’s surfaces. Regularly wash and wax your car to keep your paint job pristine, and use cleaning products designed for auto interiors to keep the inside in tip-top condition, preventing issues like cracked leather or scratched dashes in the future.
Don’t ignore your tire pressure
Tires inflated within 5 PSI of the recommended pressure levels (found either on the side of each tire, on a label inside your car’s door jamb, or in your owner’s manual) greatly improve your gas mileage and the general handling of your vehicle.
When you purchase a new Volkswagen vehicle in Newmarket from Pfaff VW, it makes perfect sense that you will want to extend the life of that vehicle for as long as possible. For more information about our vehicle selection at Pfaff VW, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to fill out our contact form.