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After you buy a brand new car, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is service and maintenance on it. Even though you may not need it now, it’s important to keep it in the back of your mind if you want your new car to last a long time. 

With proper service and maintenance, you can significantly prolong the life of your car. Take a look at some ways that’ll help you do that. 

Check Fluid Levels Often

If you want your car to perform at its optimum level, check its fluid levels frequently. That means you should be checking the brake, coolant, and oil levels. Not sure how often you should be checking these or what the levels should be? Check your owner’s manual for help, or take it into a service shop, like Ormsby Motors. 

Wash it Frequently

One of the reasons you buy a brand new car is because you like the way it looks. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if it looked the same way it did when you bought it, five years down the road? By frequently washing it, you can do that. Over time, pollution, sludge, and salt on the roads can wear and tear at the exterior of your vehicle. By giving it a good wash and wax every now and then, you’re helping ensure that your car stays shiny and doesn’t rust. 

Clean the Interior

Cleaning your car’s interior should be a top priority when it comes to maintaining its beauty. A dirty interior can greatly affect the sell value of your car years down the road. 

Change Air Filter

Don’t forget to change your car’s air filter. A dirty or blocked air filter increases your car’s fuel consumption and affects its performance. We recommend you change the air filter at least once a year. 

Drive with Inflated Tires

Driving with inflated tires not only helps you handle the car better, but it also helps you get more miles to your gallon. 

Avoid Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving, slamming on your brakes, and accelerating quickly are all great ways to wear out the parts of your car early. These driving habits will also hurt your car’s fuel economy. 

Pay Attention to Check Engine Light 

When your check engine light comes on, don’t ignore it. When you hear a weird sound or smell something funky, don’t ignore it. It’s always a great idea to get your car checked out when any of these happen. None of these problems will magically go away by themselves, and waiting to repair them could cost you more down the road. 

Ormsby Motors prides itself on providing exemplary customer services. We take every measure to ensure you are satisfied with all your used car sales, repair, and towing needs and will do whatever it takes to earn your business and remain lifelong clients. 

Ormsby Motors has been proudly serving the Crystal Lake area for a number of years. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability, yet small enough to provide personalized service. To learn how Ormsby Motors can help you find your next vehicle, please visit our website or give us a call at (815) 459-4566. We can answer all of your vehicle purchase questions! Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events, tips, and specials.