Keep Your Older Vehicle Going With These Tips

Posted January 5, 2021

Depending on the age and model of your car, several different issues could arise during the time you own it. Getting to know the parts that tend to wear down and need repair in a particular car can be a big help.

If you have an older vehicle, consider purchasing battery-powered jumper cables. Dead batteries are common, and battery-powered jumper cables will come in handy more than once. Get familiar with the anatomy of your car’s battery so you can easily jump start your own vehicle. It can save you time and headache.

If you hear a squealing sound when you step on your brakes, it’s likely that you need new brake pads or rotors. Do not wait to have a mechanic check your brakes. There will be more damage to pay for and it is also dangerous to drive your car if your brakes are not functioning properly.

Check the tread on your tires regularly to make sure they are safe. Tires that have less than one-quarter of an inch of tread probably need to be replaced. Also, be aware of any bulges or cuts on the surface of your tires as this may indicate a weak area that could blow out and cause an accident while you are driving.

If any parts of your car need to be replaced, make sure you ask for the (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturer parts instead of generic parts. Keeping the exact specifications required by the manufacturer is essential in having optimum performance. Although generic parts are cheaper, spending a little more on OEM parts will make a big impact on your car’s longevity.

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