Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your CPO Vehicle | Evansville Kia

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When you choose a Certified Pre Owned vehicle from Evansville Kia, you’re getting quality and value. And to get the most out of your vehicle, it’s important to follow a regular maintenance schedule. Here’s how you can make your CPO vehicle last longer.

Stick to a Maintenance Schedule

A regular maintenance schedule is key to helping your CPO vehicle go the distance. It’s a good idea to check the fluid levels every couple of weeks, and top them off when necessary. Important fluids to check include engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant. To avoid injuries, avoid checking coolant when your car is hot. Other components, such as filters, need to be changed regularly to you're your vehicle run at peak performance. Consult your owner’s manual for advice on how frequently to have fluids flushed or filters changed. On top of DIY car care, regular visits to the Evansville Kia service center will help you spot any issues before they become major problems.

Practive Attentive Driving

Careful driving can help your car last longer. Jackrabbit starts and pushing your vehicle to the hilt will cause undue wear and tear on the engine and transmission. Do your best to avoid rough roads and potholes, too. It’s also a good idea to turn down the radio every now and then, and focus your ears on any unusual sounds your car might be making. If you hear clicking, ticking, grinding, or any other strange noises, bring it in for a checkup at Evansville Kia.

Prevent Tire Trouble

Proper tire care is a critical part of your vehicle’s longevity. If your car’s tires are improperly inflated, they’re more likely to cause traction issues or a blowout. Experts recommend checking your car’s tire pressure one every two weeks, since their pressure can fluctuate with the weather. The proper pressure will be listed in your vehicle owner’s manual. In addition to maintaining your car’s tire pressure, you should also have the tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles.

 

Keep it Clean

Washing and waxing does more than make your vehicle look good — it protects it against corrosion and scratches. In dusty or muddy weather, regular washing can prevent abrasive debris from scratching up the exterior. However, washing and waxing may be even more critical during an Indiana winter, where salt can accumulate on your vehicle and cause rust. Try to give your vehicle a thorough wash and wax at least three or four times per year.

 

Need help maintaining your car? Schedule a service appointment at Evansville Kia in Evansville, IN today.

 

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