What can I do to make my car last as long as possible?

What things should I know about maintaining a car? I just bought my first car and want to learn how to take care of it properly.

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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jun 28, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“The best way to keep your car on the road is by doing regular maintenance checks! Make sure to find a trustworthy mechanic to change your oil and give your vehicle a look every 3,000 miles.
You can learn to do some simple car maintenance that will save you money and keep your car in tip top shape, such as:
  • How to check your oil
  • How to change a tire
  • How to change windshield wiper blades
  • How to check your tire pressure
  • How to jump-start your car
You can find many sources online and countless YouTube videos on what you should know and how to do it.”
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