When you buy a car brand new, you expect it to last for years. But buying used doesn’t mean you have to replace it more frequently. Follow these tips to extend the lifespan of your used car from Lustine Toyota in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Keep up with the maintenance schedule
Routine maintenance is important for all vehicles, and that applies to your used car as well. Failure to adhere to regular maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations can save you money in the short-term but can cause many more expensive long-term issues, including needing to ditch your car for a new one sooner. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations and stick to them as closely as you can.
Keep it clean
Another thing that can shorten the lifespan of your used car is rust. Debris like road salt can cause rust if you don’t clean it off, and rust can damage your car’s structural integrity if left unchecked. Wash your car at least monthly, and more often during the winter, to prevent rust damage. It’s also a good idea to apply a coat of wax a few times a year to keep your paint protected from scratches and other minor damage.
The experts at Lustine Toyota can help you extend the lifespan of your used car by identifying and fixing issues early. Schedule a service appointment today.