These 4 Tips Will Help Your Engine Lasts Longer
You won’t get anywhere if your engine isn’t functioning properly. Proper engine maintenance also ensures that your engine does not overheat while on the road, or worse yet, breaks down at road junctions. When your car’s engine malfunctions, you, your passengers, and your safety are all at risk.
The purchase of a car represents an investment. Morden cars have engines that can last more than 3000,000 kilometers if they are properly maintained and cared for.
To ensure that you get the most out of your investment, we will examine 4 simple tips that you can follow to extend your car’s engine lifespan.
- Schedule Servicing: It is an absolutely crucial and simple step for prolonging the lifespan of your car’s engine, yet itis something we put off until it is too late. A little maintenance can make a huge difference in the performance of an engine and overall car performance. Your engine will get less benefit from its lubrication system over time as your engine oil becomes murky, cloudy, and sticky. You should check and change your engine oil every 12 months, or every 10,000 kilometers (whichever comes first) to ensure that your car is in tip top shape, and your engine is getting the correct recommended oil grade approved by your car’s manufacturer. Unsure about whether your servicing is due or what is the correct engine oil grade for your engine? Call Motor Edgevantage to check out today
- Keeping It Clean: Keeping your engine clean is very important because your car would not be able to go very far without it, which is why your engine needs to be kept free of debris, dust, and grime. Over time, filters can become clogged, and leaves and dirt can blow under the bonnet, insects found their way in etc. Grease on your engine can trap heat, resulting in an inefficient cooling process. To carefully clean your engine compartment, a trained technician will likely use or recommend a water-based degreaser as it is never advisable to wash with water. An industrial vacuum tool is also likely to be used to remove dust and debris from the engine. Generally, the way your engine is constructed keeps most of the debris from entering the working components of your engine to the minimum. Having said that, if you notice any strange noises, smells, or smoke coming from your engine compartment, call a trained and certified technician right away.
- Excessive Speeding: Speeding is one of the most avoidable causes of engine wear. Over speeding increases wear and tear on the engine and gearbox with constant upshift and downshift of the automatic transmission. Additionally, it can lead to higher fuel consumption, and it is dangerous and not to mention illegal. Maintaining the speed limit will reduce engine wears and will minimize your fuel consumption thus prolonging the lifespan of your car’s engine. So, obey the law, and your car will thank you!
- Driving Behaviours: Speed isn’t the only thing that can damage your engine. Sudden starts and stops, and erratic driving are also detrimental to your engine. Sudden acceleration and deceleration can damage your engine. Frequent acceleration and deceleration require your engine to work harder to reach your desired Maintaining a steady, defensive driving style will prevent engine damage and keep you on the road safer which is always a win-win situation!
It’s crucial to schedule an appointment as soon as you detect an issue with your engine. The longer you ignore it and allow it to go unfixed, the more damage will occur. After all, what might have been a simple repair could turn into the need for a costly repair work.
We are dedicated to our customer’s safety at Motor Edgevantage, which is why we work hard to provide high-quality service every time your car needs maintenance. Contact us now for more information on engine maintenance, prevention maintenance, or our other service offers.
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