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Pennsylvania Auto Insurance: Tips on Extending the Life of your Car

Pennsylvania Auto Insurance: Tips on Extending the Life of your CarPennsylvania Auto Insurance: Tips on Extending the Life of your Car

Purchasing a car is an expensive investment. Many automobile owners save portions of their salary for several years in order to afford a car and some even take out bank loans. The last think you want is a thirty year old Honda, broken in the driveway.

Typically, a common car such as a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla can be driven up to anywhere between 100,000 to 200,000 miles before it’s maintenance costs more than purchasing an entirely new car. However, these numbers don’t have to dictate how long your car will last. Those who properly take care of their cars reap all the benefits of your investment. But those who fail to have their car routinely inspected risk the longevity of the car. The way you drive your car and how you choose to maintain its parts often foreshadows the lifespan of your car and the value of your investment.

Here are a few tips on extending your car’s life.

The Tires:

  • Under inflated tires create heat and stress on the tires, so ensure that you keep your tires inflated to the recommend pressure written in the owner’s manual or on the sidewall of your tires.
  • Rotate your tires every 6,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • Inspect the thread depth for safety.

Fluids and Filters:

  • Regularly have your oil changed. The oil filter should also be changed every other oil change.
  • Check the air filter every two months and change if it’s clogged.
  • Change your transmission fluid every 2,500 miles.
  • Check your brake fluids on a monthly basis.

Maintenance Checkups:

  • Find a trustworthy mechanic.
  • Do not disregard the maintenance light. Have a mechanic inspect the cause.
  • Ensure that you have your car routinely inspected.

How you drive:

  • Accelerate slowly and brake cautiously.
  • Avoid fast and abrupt turns, starts, and stops.
  • During cold conditions, start up your car and let idle until normal operating temperature.

Nobody covers Pennsylvania drivers like we do at Dryfoos. We specialize in helping our clients cover their personal automobiles against unforeseen damages and injuries. As independent insurance agents, we have access to many top-rated, financially sound insurers that operate here in Pennsylvania, and can set you up with the most affordable rates and most appropriate coverage.

Just fill out our quick and easy form (or call our toll-free number), and we’ll get your quote back to you as soon as possible. Our local Bethlehem, Hazelton, Milton Pennsylvania insurance professionals are standing by, so contact us now!

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