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.

Answer provided by
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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