Today’s used vehicle has the potential to last for thousands upon thousands of miles and deliver the same reliable performance the whole way. But to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your new-to-you pre-owned vehicle from Sanderson Ford, you’ll want to take a few steps to keep it in the best shape possible.
Adjust Your Habits
The way you drive your vehicle has a lot to do with how well it performs and for how long. If you’re harder on your pre-owned car, truck, or SUV, it won’t last as long as one that’s driven more carefully and considerately.
A surefire way to eliminate stress on critical vehicle components like the engine and transmission is to reassess your habits. Do you tend to speed on the highway? Do you floor it at green lights or wait too long to apply the brakes? These tendencies can greatly impact the lifespan of your vehicle.
Other ways to increase longevity include cutting down on idling, reducing curb weight by decluttering your trunk and interior, and regularly washing and waxing your ride.
Stay Up To Date On Maintenance
Of all the ways to keep your used vehicle running for as many miles as possible, staying current on manufacturer maintenance is at the top.
Missing key services like oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid flushes can wear down your vehicle faster and even cause expensive damage.
Check your owner’s manual to see what services are recommended and when, then stick with that schedule. It can be hard keeping track of these sorts of things when you’re especially busy, but the service experts at Sanderson Ford can help by letting you know when your ride is due for critical maintenance tasks.