4 Tips To Make Your Car Last

Well driven and well maintained, a vehicle that is being used a taxi in Hull will last longer. And will cost its owner less. Request for free consultation (ปรึกษาฟรี which is the term in Thai) from companies to know the issue of your car before embarking on repair. Read on:

1. Make Revisions

In twenty years, the average age of French cars has gone from 7 to 8.3 years, or around 100,000 km on the odometer. Once a harbinger of scrapping, this mileage corresponds to the end of a car’s adolescence. But if we take care of it, it can still travel twice as long. It is only after twenty to twenty-five years of service that it will be suitable for breakage when gaskets and hoses, electrical connections, underbody, and airbags declare forfeit.

However, we see that the maintenance budget decreases with age as if the owners aligned it with the market value of aging vehicles. From a regular review at the dealer during the warranty to the periodic inspection at the auto center, we end up with a simple oil change from time to time.

2. Change “Neglected” Parts

Dealers and auto centers neglect some interventions because they are not very lucrative or painful to carry out:

The technical control report often indicates these defects to be corrected, but since they are not accompanied by any obligation to repair, they are most of the time neglected.

In the long list of points to monitor, particular attention should be paid to certain operations:

gearbox draining;

Replacement of the air conditioning dryer. The survival of the compressor depends on the correct functioning of this inexpensive part.

Replacement of engine silent blocks. After ten to fifteen years, they tend to wear out, no longer damping vibrations, which accelerates the general aging of the car. Worse, unbraked engine movements damage universal joints and gearboxes. Rare are the mechanics to offer their replacement. The price of these elements is, however, low, and their installation requires only one to two hours of labor;

replacement of the Silent blocs of the rear and front suspension arms. They are generally replaced when changing the shock absorber to restore the vehicle’s silence, road holding, and original comfort.

3. Track Down Rust

Rust no longer attacks the bodywork, which is now well protected but still affects the underbody exposed to the projection of gravel and salt (arms, axles, wishbones, shock absorber wells, etc.). Some companies offer anti-corrosion treatments for the chassis – most often tarring. However, efficiency is not always there, contrary to bad smells.

“The best thing is to use a high-pressure cleaner under the car after each winter, not too close so as not to damage anything.” You can also choose the option of a pressure cleaning of the chassis offered by certain roller washing stations.

4. Park Your Car Under Cover

A vehicle parked outside ages faster. But more than the tarnishing of the paint and interior plastics under the effect of the sun and the moon, more than the corrosion of the underbody, it is the mechanics that suffers.

Moisture seeps into the fuel and brake fluid, corrodes electrical and electronic connections and strong temperature differences accelerate the wear of seals, belts, and hoses. A simple shelter on dry ground is enough to preserve your car.

Post Author: Sophie Toby Hall

A former car magazine editor, Sophie’s blog offers in-depth car reviews, industry trends, and maintenance tips. Her breadth of knowledge makes her posts invaluable for both car enthusiasts and everyday drivers.