You might be driving a Mercedes or a Nano, the heart of your car will always be the same: Car Engine.
A lot of factors, like how smooth your car is going, its mileage, and the overall life of the car, all of this depends on your engine’s health and maintenance. Again, like many things in life, this too has two aspects – good and bad.
Starting with the bad first, the engine of your car is only going to deteriorate with time. But the good thing is, with some dependable steps and ways, you can increase this period significantly and in turn, lift up the lifespan of the car engine, and the car, in general.
Now, you must be wondering what are these dependable steps? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Just keep reading!
Now, there is a reason your car has a schedule and routine assigned to it when it comes to visiting the auto-service centers. If you fail to adhere to the schedule, it will only do harm to your vehicle.
You may think that car servicing is all about car stores making easy money, but in reality, they help your car engine last longer. Car engines can last a lot longer than expected only if you live up to your promise of regular maintenance.
If you are an owner, look at the regular service center visits as an investment to maintain your car’s health, rather than just a cost or expense you are bearing.
Address minor engine problems
Every major and big engine problem that you are facing today, was actually a small and minor engine problem once, which was left unaddressed. You have no clue about how quickly small engine problems can become major roadblocks in the future if left unaddressed.
So, for it to not happen in the future, pay close attention to your car’s engine and act on it. For instance, when the engine starts making unusual sounds, dig into the problem instead of brushing it off. Do not neglect the problems, because they will only aggravate in the future.
Keep your car engine clean
Most owners keep the exterior clean and shining simply because they are visible to the eye. On the flip side, the interior parts of the vehicle like cabin air filters, car engine, etc. do not get the desired attention.
This leads to the accumulation of dirt and grime which makes the engine hot in a comparatively less span of time. It also reduces the lifespan of the engine. Keeping the engine clean will eliminate such problems.
Also, it will also help you identify other problems easily, such as leaks which you would not be able to identify otherwise. Thus, it is always wise to get your car engine cleaned, annually.
Revving is not cool
Not only is revving irritating but also damages the health of your car engine. Gone are the days when warming your car engine was needed. Now, allowing your engine to sit idle for more than 30 seconds after starting will lead to damages.
Instead of revving, you can start driving your car at a gentle pace initially, until the temperature gauge moves out of the cold range.
The less you drive, the longer the engine will last
This might seem a no-brainer (and borderline stupid) but there is more to it. Well, you didn’t buy a car to keep it parked at your home. So, no that’s not what I am suggesting here. All I am asking you is to try and avoid short trips. Not only it helps you contribute to the environment but also keeps your car healthy.
But at the same time, keeping your car completely parked and not using your vehicle even once a week is also equally harmful. This is when problems like fluid loss come up. So, make it a point to go out in your car, at least once a week.
I know you love your car but it is time you show love to your car as well. The points above will help you in doing that.