Taking care of your car starts with properly maintaining it. There are a few ways to help raise the value of your vehicle as it ages. From routine maintenance to a little love and care, there’s plenty of things you can take care of in the garage. Here are some helpful car care tips from us here at Valencia Nissan!
Oil plays three major roles within the engine: cool, protect, and lubricate. The engine tends to get very hot, but oil helps keep it cool by removing some of the heat each time it passes through. Oil lubricates the engine to prevent vital components from damaging one another. Carbon can build up on the cooler parts of the engine over time, but oil works to prevent that as well.
Old oil won’t perform those three jobs nearly as well as new oil. Consult your owner’s manual to determine how often you should change your vehicle’s oil.
Washing and waxing your vehicle is a great way to keep it looking good all year round. Don’t settle for taking care of just what you can see though. Remove the hubcaps and scrub the tires. Afterwards, apply a coat of wax to leave your vehicle shining in the sunlight.
Preserving your vehicle’s value starts with maintaining its appearance. Park in the shade whenever possible and use sun shades if you can. Applying UV protectant to the interior doesn’t hurt either!