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I’ve traded scrubs for relaxation as a retired nurse, soaking up the Southern charm in Georgia and living my ultimate life! With my furry friends by my side, I’m not just a tiny house dweller – I’m a tiny house enthusiast, blogging my heart out along the way!


How To Take Better Care Of Your Car

A car is not a small investment, and even if you buy a ‘cheaper’ car, or perhaps a second-hand one, it’s still going to cost a lot of money, so why would you not take good care of it? The fact is that people do tend to just use their cars and not really think about the maintenance until something goes wrong, but if you want that car to really be good value for money and if you want to be able to still be driving it in years to come, then taking better care of it is essential. With that in mind, here are some of the things you can do. 

Go To Professionals 

Although there are definitely things you can do yourself to ensure you take good care of your car, one thing you mustn’t forget about is taking it to professionals when you need to. Your car is going to need at least an annual service (depending on how many miles you drive it), and on top of that, if there’s a problem, it’s better to get it checked out and dealt with by someone who knows what they’re doing, as it will save time and potentially money as well. Or if you really want to take care of your car, finding a way to improve it isn’t a bad idea – that’s why upgrading could be wise, and finding a custom Land Rover Defender business could be the perfect thing to do.

In other words, no matter what’s needed or even if it’s just a check-up to make sure everything’s working as it should, using the expertise of professionals will always be a good choice. 

Drive It As Often As You Can

With a lot of things you might own, the less you use them, the better condition they’ll stay in, but that’s not really the case for a car; they’re made to be driven, and if you don’t drive one for a while, it can start to have problems. Some of the issues could be that the brakes stop working properly or the engine is frozen up and won’t run efficiently – if at all. Plus, there’s always the chance that the battery will die when you aren’t using the car, and when you do want to use it you can’t until you charge it up or get a new one. 

Even if you don’t need to drive your car on a regular basis because you work from home, for example, it’s still a good idea to take it out once a week or so for a drive to boost the battery and ensure everything gets to run. You’ll soon see if there’s an issue, and you can get it fixed before you need the car for something important, so that’s another reason to take it out and about. 

Check The Fluids

A human being needs fluids to survive, and you’ll know how you feel when you’ve not drunk enough water – you’ll be sluggish and grumpy and probably not very productive. Well, you can think of your car in the same way; when it doesn’t have enough fluids, it’s not going to want to work too well – it might even refuse to do anything at all. 

That’s why you need to check the water and oil levels regularly (perhaps once a month or so) and top them up if needed. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your fuel, and rather than let it run down to nothing, top up the tank when you’re about halfway empty – it keeps the engine cleaner and ensures you never run out of gas. 

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