What keeps a used car lasting long after most of its peers have vanished from the road? There’s no magical secret or lucky roll of the dice - the key is sticking to a routine maintenance schedule. Many drivers may think that maintaining their car, especially a used one, is optional; what’s the point in dropping tons of money on a car that works perfectly fine? The answer is that what seems like “perfectly fine” to us is actually the slow, gradual wear-and-tear that comes with time.
The only way to slow down the inevitable creep of worn-down car parts is to get your vehicle checked and maintained regularly. Studies actually show that if you keep your vehicle on a regular maintenance schedule, you’ll spend only about $1,000 on your car, whereas letting it wear down over time can result in over $9,000 in repairs later down the road!
So what goes into maintaining a used car? Oil changes are a big one - you should be doing those every three to five months depending on the age of your car and what kind of oil it takes. Tire rotations, brake inspections, and changing worn parts like timing belts and filters also contribute to a longer lifespan for your vehicle. So make sure you take good care of your car to keep your used car from Chip Wynn Motors in Paducah, KY running like new!