What are some basic car maintenance tips for beginners?

I just bought my first car, and I want to make sure it stays in great condition. What are some maintenance tips I should know about?

Answer
Good for you for wanting to keep your car in such good shape! A great tip to start off with is to follow a basic maintenance schedule.
A basic maintenance schedule should keep your car in good consistent shape, while also catching any larger issues before they develop. To keep it in good shape while driving, make sure to change the oil every 5,000 miles and avoid driving aggressively.
Another tip that’s more for safety precautions is to buy the right level of car insurance. Higher coverage levels can protect both you and your car, and can make sure you’re covered for any unexpected eventuality.
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Best of luck with keeping your car in shape!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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