So, you’re driving around in an older car, truck or van that’s on its “last legs”, what do you do?
The answer to this question is you can either call us to come and pick up your vehicle so you can recycle it or you can start taking steps to extend the lifespan of your vehicle by following these tips.
Tip #1 – Get Regular Oil Changes
Even though some people may say that you only need to get oil changes every 6,000 to 9,000 miles, the reality is that when you drive an older vehicle, you should change your vehicle’s engine oil every 3,000 miles.
Regular oil changes are important because they help to remove sludge from an engine and keep it running smoothly.
Tip #2 – Keep Your Tires in Great Shape
Another thing that you should do to extend the lifespan of your vehicle is to keep your tires in great shape. This means getting them rotated and balanced every 3,000 miles because regularly servicing your tires will help you to get better gas mileage and also eliminate the possibility of you having to replace your tires sooner than you should.
Tip #3 – Check Your Vehicle’s Fluids Often
Besides the tips that we’ve offered you so far in this article, another helpful thing that you can do to extend the lifespan of your vehicle is to check its fluids regularly. This is important because if your vehicle is leaking fluids now, checking those fluids regularly will help you to stay on top of leaks and eliminate the possibility of your vehicle running out of engine oil, power steering, transmission or any other fluid.
Contact Fred’s Auto Removal
Are you ready to salvage your junk vehicle? If so, we can help! Contact Fred’s Auto Removal today to schedule service by calling us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.