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Extending the life of your car

 A car is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life, so it is important you get the most out of it. While your motor won’t last forever, there are several ways you can extend the life of your vehicle. Check them out below and let us know of any extra tips you may have.

Change your oil

Your oil will be something that you’ve heard a lot about but not necessarily know the importance of it. The benefits of an oil change include better lubrication in your engine and reduced friction. In simple terms, your engine will run smoother and your car will keep going for longer.

Swap your filters

Filters are there to stop debris getting into your car, but they will need changing every now and again. Your manual will detail how often you will need to change these and while a new oil filter will come with an oil change, the air filter will need extra attention.

Inspect your tyres

Your tyres are the only part of your car that actually makes contact with the road. Now that has sunk in, you can probably see the importance of keeping a close eye on them. Not only are roadworthy tyres a legal requirement but keeping them inflated and in good condition will improve your fuel efficiency and safety.


Putting off repairs may seem like a good idea at the time but in the long run, can cost your more money and more damage. Get repairs fixed as soon as possible to keep your car in the best and safest condition. Prolonging repair times will put a strain on your car and shorten its lifespan.

Careful driving

While this may seem like common sense, careful driving is a huge factor in keeping your car on the road for longer. Avoiding harsh braking and accelerating will make for a safer journey and a happy motor. Enjoy the drive and the extra money in your pocket by driving carefully and sensibly.

There are a few tips to help you extend the life of your car. If you are looking for repairs, service or an MOT, get in touch with the team at MotorServ-UK, Solihull who will be able to help.