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Effective Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Car

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Cars are expensive, and if you’re anything like the average Land Rover owner, your vehicle is likely to be your pride and joy, so it is only natural that you would want to extend its lifespan for as long as possible so that you can keep enjoying it for as long as possible too.

With that in mind, here are some of the most effective ways to extend the lifespan of your car right now:

Book regular services

Car servicing and repairs are the cornerstones of good vehicle care. The more often you get your car checked out by a professional mechanic, the sooner minor muggles can be sorted before they grow into big problems that will affect the lifespan of your car in the long term, do this is one area that you should definitely not skimp on.

Change the oil

How often do you change your vehicle’s oil? If you can’t remember the last time you actually did that, go out and do it as soon as you’ve finished reading because it is one of the most effective ways of preserving your Rover’s lifespan.

Ideally, you should be changing the oil after every 3,000 miles approximately however some vehicles may vary, so it’s always a good idea to check the user manual to ensure you are making enough oil changes for your particular car.

Change the filters

Changing your vehicle’s filters regularly is also a very effective way of ensuring that your car stays in good shape for as long as possible but it is something many Land Rover owners overlook.

Your car’s filter stops debris from getting into the engine where it can cause a whole host of problems clogging up the complex mechanics of the car, not to mention contaminating the oil and fuel. So, whenever you change the oil, make an effort to change the filters too and you will notice the difference.

Keep it clean

It can take a lot of effort to keep an off-road vehicle clean, but it is really important that you do make that effort, not only because it will keep your Rover looking great, but also because salt and grit cause rust which could eventually eat into your vehicle causing untold damage.

Keep it covered

If it is possible to do so, storing your vehicle in a garage, or at least a covered port, is the ideal way to extend its lifespan because, as you will probably know, extremes in weather can give your vehicle a battering and cause a range of issues from battery failure to rust issues, as well as chipping and peeling of paintwork which can be expensive to repair. If you don’t have access to a garage, using a large tarpaulin to keep your car covered when the weather is bad may be a good alternative.

These may seem like relatively simple measures, but if you do them regularly, you will not only find that your vehicle runs more smoothly day-to-day, but also that its lifespan is significantly increased as a result, too.

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