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20 McLaren, Irvine, CA 92618
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8 Ways to Make Your Car Last Longer from Spectrum Collision

Although automobiles are complex machines, you do not have to be a mechanic to ensure the longevity of your vehicle and get the most from it. Here are some simple steps to help your car last longer without breaking down.

Wash Your Car

Wash your car regularly to rid it of acidic bird droppings and bug guts. Likewise, salt corrodes metal, and dirt can affect the paint as it can be abrasive. The earlier you remove this dirt from your car, the better.

Check Your Tire Pressure Regularly

Modern cars come with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which only indicates when the pressure is several pounds less than the manufacturer’s recommendation. Make it a habit to check the tire pressure with a tire gauge weekly. Check the B pillar on the driver’s corner for the recommended pressures; open the door and locate the sticker on the right-hand side. Maintaining the recommended pressure helps to ensure the tire wears evenly and improves handling.

Know When to Change Oil and Transmission Fluid

Lubricant technology has revolutionalized many things in the past decades, changing the old rules of thumb. Depending on your vehicle model, you may have to change the oil after covering 2,500 and 15,000 miles. On the other hand, transmission fluid usually lasts between 40,000 miles to the car’s lifetime. Check the owner’s manual for the designed recommendations to stay on track.

Avoid Pushing Your Vehicle Past Its Limits

You usually don’t check the weight your vehicle moves daily unless you have to tow heavy trailers regularly. Most SUVs and cars have weight limits that can be easily exceeded when adults occupy the seats. Going over the stipulated limits strains the suspension components and tires beyond their capabilities.

Don’t Skimp on Collision Repair

Let professionals handle your auto body repair at all times. It helps to prevent unsuitable paints and uneven shut lines from affecting your vehicle’s resale value. Poor repairs increase wear, making the car unsafe to drive. Whenever the underlying body structure isn’t in the proper condition, it puts additional stress on suspension and engine components. Meanwhile, parts left unrepaired won’t be able to function correctly. They won’t be able to absorb shock in case of an accident. 

Spectrum Collision in Irvine, CA, is your one-stop vehicle repair center for full auto body services. We are an I-CAR Gold Class certified auto body shop. Please bring in your car now, and let our skilled technicians get your vehicle in the proper working condition in no time. We are just a short drive from your location. 


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