The days of being able to get inside a vehicle, start it, drive and go for hours seem to be getting less and less likely amongst modern drivers. No, not because of the way the vehicle is made, or for how long the person has had it, but simply due to the nature of the person and how they treat valuables that belong to them. So, maybe you’re driving one day, months after purchasing your new mid-size sedan, and you begin to notice a difference in the way it normally performs and drives. Maybe the car isn’t accelerating as quickly as it once was, or possibly the ride seems a bit more bumpy than usual. You’re thinking all the days of you going down dirt roads at high speeds and all of the races you had with your friends couldn’t have possibly been the cause of this. Maybe you think the word ‘’New’’ means durable. If so, you couldn’t be more wrong.
I can’t blame you too much much, because I too assumed that because the vehicle I purchased was new, I then could do crazy things and that it would just continue to last. Road vehicles are not war machines or ATV’s. They need to be treated with care and maintained to achieve maximum consistency. For most of us, the goal for any vehicle is to simply be reliable and to remain appealing, if possible. What many of us did not realize is that both of those features depend completely on us. The reliable and appealing aspects are both dependants of our willingness to maintain and our consistency when it comes to getting things fixed.
So, maybe you’re the exception and you drive your vehicle almost as gentle as a cloud, and yet you somehow still experience constant issues that seem to only get worse and worse. Well, chances are the parts of the vehicle have just aged or the vehicle wasn’t designed well. However, for the rest of the population, gentle tendencies and care are crucial to the lifespan of a vehicle.
Average Life Of A Car
This same method generally applies to everything you do in life. Being consistent in the things you do, gives you an advantage over those who aren’t. Kobe Bryant who was, and still is, a basketball legend used to wake up at 3 AM every morning to practice. Then, he’d take a nap and get up at 11 to practice again. Come nightfall, he would head out at 9 for an evening basketball shootaround all by himself. Over the years, this separated him from everyone who stuck to the traditional 1 or 2 practices a day.
The same concept applies when owning a vehicle. Over the years, more and more people will have newer vehicles and will continue to get standard check-ups and fluid refills. Then, there are those that wash it, clean it, purchase new parts, and drive it carefully with precision. And they do it around the clock. In other words, if something needs to be done, they don’t wait until the end of the month or until they’re done with the work week. They get it done at that moment, the right way. This, just as the basketball reference, pushes your vehicle past the normal world lifespan standard for automobiles.
How To Make Your Car Last Longer
One last thing that Kobe Bryant taught that relates to this post is to focus on the areas that matter first. He specifically practiced in-game situations, so that in those situations he’d be prepared for anything. The same applies to your vehicle. If you know you’re about to take a long trip, the worst thing you can do is neglect getting a tune-up for specific parts of the car. If you even think you may need new spark plugs, be safe than sorry. Purchase them. If you know your oil isn’t at the top level anymore, get it topped off. If you feel as if your battery had begun to lose power by, maybe, you leaving the lights on too long, get it recharged. The reason is so you know, if at any point one of these fails, your trip is done. Even though you should get everything checked and not just for the trip, you still need to fix the necessary ones first.
Summary | Be Gentle & Considerate
This is probably the most important step. It is very important to keep in mind that these vehicles are not made to be driven with reckless abandonment. I am sure we have all seen the commercials about each manufacturer ‘’Stitching and designing a vehicle with the finest materials’’. The vehicles are made with care and made to be cared for. Fast sharp turns, going way above the speed limit, driving through every pothole for the carnival experience and, racing unknown people just because, all of these are examples of bad driver behavior that cannot only shorten the lifespan of a car, it can also deteriorate the once appealing look the vehicle had. Believe it or not, a vehicle can last as long as the owner allows it to. Don’t believe me? Give it a try. You’ll be glad that you did.
I hope the tips in this article can help you immensely and immediately in your journey to consistency and care of your vehicle. We appreciate you taking time out and reading this article. Also, if you have a vehicle you would like instant cash for, give us a call today! (Link in wp) Or, fill out our offer form now!