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Monday, July 7, 2014

3 Simple Ways to Take the Best Care of Your Car

Do you own a car, but find it a bit of a hassle to maintain? If that is the case, then there are three very simple—and highly recommended—ways in which you can prevent any damage, legal issues, or appearance problems. Here are some simple things you can do to take the best care of your car today:

1. Get Insurance

Although this seems like a no-brainer, some people have been tempted to skip out on this basic necessity because of the cost. However, if you want to avoid tickets for not having it, not to mention having to pay for any damage to your car or someone else's out of pocket, car insurance is an absolute necessity. If you have set up automatic bill pay, make sure to check each month to see that the charge has gone through. If something goes wrong with the transaction, your coverage can be cancelled without your knowledge.

2. Have Your Oil Changed

Having your oil changed regularly is a big part of basic car maintenance. If you think about it, having oil in your car is a little bit like having blood in your body; it's completely necessary in order to function/live – period. Oil is a very critical element of your car, because it lubricates your engine. If you don't change your oil periodically, the metal-on-metal friction can cause so much heat that the surfaces can weld themselves together. This results in your engine seizing, which you really don't want. If you never change your oil, you run the risk of accumulating dirt, which can also be disastrous for your engine.

3. Take Pride in Its Appearance

If you want to show the world just how much you care about your car, having it washed regularly will make a huge difference. After all, many cars have to endure inclement weather, which can really scuff the exterior. Take the time to wash your car or inspect it for scratches. At the same time, take good care of the inside of your car, as well. The last thing you want if you are trying to make a good first impression is a messy car full of garbage. Remove any accumulated trash and always vacuum when the time is right.

If your car is beyond help, then you could always find car dealers in New Jersey to set you up with a new vehicle and a fresh start. They will be able to find you a car that is not only in great shape, but also suits your commuting and budgetary needs. Contact us at 1800Autoland today for a test drive!



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