At VIP European Auto we routinely work on vintage cars that 40, 50, even 60+ years old. Sometimes these classic vehicles can have upwards of 200,000 miles on them! Talk about a car that has been around. Some of these vehicles has seen nearly mile of highway there is in America. You may be wondering; can modern cars last this long? Are they as well built as the classic cars of our childhood? The answer is yes! Modern cars can last this long if your treat them properly. Follow VIP European Auto’s 3 essential tips for keeping your car on the road.
- Regular Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are THE #1 best way to extend the life of your car. If your car is like a body, then the engine is like its heart. That heart needs blood (oil) to function properly. Without it, the engine will dry out and break down. Don’t ignore oil changes. Follow the recommendation for your car in terms of frequency. At a minimum, make sure you never exceed 5,000 miles without getting an oil change.
- Find a Friendly Mechanic
If you want your car to have a long life, you are going to need to find a skilled mechanic who can help. Your car will need periodic maintenance. Just as you have to visit the doctor for an occasional checkup, your car needs to visit the mechanic occasionally. Once you find a good mechanic, HANG ON TO HIM. A reliable, friendly, trustworthy mechanic is irreplaceable.
- Take Care
This one should go without saying, but it is a detail many car owners ignore. Take care of your car. Don’t drive it like a maniac. Avoid accidents and follow traffic laws. Treat your car like it is something you want to have in your life for many years to come, and maybe it will be.