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5 Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Longevity


By PPSL / Cars / Apr 19, 2018


5 Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Longevity

Park in the shade!

Did you know that ultraviolet rays and heat can break down your car’s paint and cause it to fade? That’s why we recommend that you park in the shade whenever possible to increase your car’s longevity.

Singaporean car owners are already at a disadvantage due to the unrelenting sun in our city, but whenever possible, try and park in a covered lot or under trees to protect your vehicle from sunlight.

Wax your car

It’s always good practice to wash your car regularly, but don’t forget to wax it too!

Waxing your car will help increase the lifespan of your car’s paint job by slowing oxidation and strengthening its barrier against pollution, bird droppings, and general dirt. It may be hard work, but it is a necessary task that will help keep your car looking new even if it’s racked up a few thousand kilometres.

Change the oil frequently

Though more and more owner’s manuals for modern cars will suggest allowing more than a year to pass before oil changes, the fact of teh matter is that an annual oil change will help prolonging the life of your car’s engine by flushing abrasive dirt and metal particles out of it.

Changing your oil is especially important if you regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic, which we all know is an unfortunate characteristic of Singaporean roads during peak hours!

Clean your engine

Another way to increase the longevity of your vehicle is by cleaning your engine least once a year. Not only will doing this increase the lifespan of the engine itself (cleaner engines run cooler than dirty ones), but keeping a clean engine can also alert you to other problems with your vehicle sooner. For example, clean engines make it easier to spot leaks to other components in your vehicle.

If you are planning on cleaning your own engine, remember to protect its more sensitive components and to always follow your manual’s directions. Due to the care involved in properly cleaning your car’s engine, we recommend that you bring it to the repair shop for a professional steam clean.

Check your wheel alignment

Checking your wheel alignment every 45,000 kilometres (or as recommended by your owner’s manual) will help increase your car’s longevity as properly aligned wheels make for a smoother drive. Improper tire alignment not only shortens the lifespan of your tires, it may also cause stiffer steering and uneven pulling when driving; all of which will not do you and your car any favours!

Ultimately, the most important thing to remember when trying to increase your car’s longevity is to drive responsibly. Most damage to vehicles is exterior as opposed to internal, so striving to be a thoughtful driver and responsible vehicle-owner will help keep your car in good shape for a longer period of time.


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5 Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Longevity


By PPSL / Cars / Apr 19, 2018


5 Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Longevity

Park in the shade!

Did you know that ultraviolet rays and heat can break down your car’s paint and cause it to fade? That’s why we recommend that you park in the shade whenever possible to increase your car’s longevity.

Singaporean car owners are already at a disadvantage due to the unrelenting sun in our city, but whenever possible, try and park in a covered lot or under trees to protect your vehicle from sunlight.

Wax your car

It’s always good practice to wash your car regularly, but don’t forget to wax it too!

Waxing your car will help increase the lifespan of your car’s paint job by slowing oxidation and strengthening its barrier against pollution, bird droppings, and general dirt. It may be hard work, but it is a necessary task that will help keep your car looking new even if it’s racked up a few thousand kilometres.

Change the oil frequently

Though more and more owner’s manuals for modern cars will suggest allowing more than a year to pass before oil changes, the fact of teh matter is that an annual oil change will help prolonging the life of your car’s engine by flushing abrasive dirt and metal particles out of it.

Changing your oil is especially important if you regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic, which we all know is an unfortunate characteristic of Singaporean roads during peak hours!

Clean your engine

Another way to increase the longevity of your vehicle is by cleaning your engine least once a year. Not only will doing this increase the lifespan of the engine itself (cleaner engines run cooler than dirty ones), but keeping a clean engine can also alert you to other problems with your vehicle sooner. For example, clean engines make it easier to spot leaks to other components in your vehicle.

If you are planning on cleaning your own engine, remember to protect its more sensitive components and to always follow your manual’s directions. Due to the care involved in properly cleaning your car’s engine, we recommend that you bring it to the repair shop for a professional steam clean.

Check your wheel alignment

Checking your wheel alignment every 45,000 kilometres (or as recommended by your owner’s manual) will help increase your car’s longevity as properly aligned wheels make for a smoother drive. Improper tire alignment not only shortens the lifespan of your tires, it may also cause stiffer steering and uneven pulling when driving; all of which will not do you and your car any favours!

Ultimately, the most important thing to remember when trying to increase your car’s longevity is to drive responsibly. Most damage to vehicles is exterior as opposed to internal, so striving to be a thoughtful driver and responsible vehicle-owner will help keep your car in good shape for a longer period of time.


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