Four Ideas to Help Your Car Last Longer

Cars aren’t exactly disposable and that means you need to do all you can to make sure that your car lasts as long as it possibly can. How do you do that? Clark’s Professional Car Care has some tips to help you to do just that.

Make Sure the Owner’s Manual Is Handy

When the owner’s manual is easy for you to access, that makes every part of caring for your car that much easier to do. There’s a wealth of information in the manual that you really need to know. Does that mean that you have to read it from cover to cover? Absolutely not. But having it available as a reference is crucial.

Tackle Some Car Care Tasks Personally

Even if you’re not super car savvy, there are a lot of things that you can do yourself in between service visits to help make sure your car stays in the best possible condition. Checking the oil, looking at coolant levels, and making sure that the tires have the right air pressure are some of the big basics that you can handle on your own. The manual may have some other suggestions for you about things you should check on your own.

Stay on Target with Suggested Maintenance

There is at least one master list in the manual of recommended maintenance. That list includes what services should be done at what time and whether there are other services to consider at the same time. If you’re following that list fairly closely, you’re going to have a good plan for ensuring that you’re paying close attention to what needs to happen in order to keep your car running well for a long time.

Don’t Wait if You Get Dashboard Warnings

Probably the most important thing to remember is that you cannot afford to ignore any dashboard warning lights from your car. If you do see warning lights pop up on the dashboard, that’s your car letting you know that there is a problem. Especially in the case of the check engine light car owners tend to let themselves become overwhelmed and scared of what that light might mean. It’s far better to know for sure what’s going on as soon as possible. Odds are that the problem is a small one if you react quickly.

Contact us today at Clark’s Professional Car Care in Pascagoula, MS for all of your car’s service and maintenance needs. We’ll be happy to help you keep your car in tip-top shape for a long time to come.

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