A well-maintained engine will increase your vehicle’s longevity as the number of miles add up. If preventative maintenance measures are not taken, there is a higher chance of more expensive repairs in the long run.
Here are just a few ways you can show some love to your engine while its under your care:
- Perform regular oil changes. Regular oil changes are essential to optimal engine performance. Consult your owner’s manual for the recommended number of miles between oil changes. This number is usually between 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
- Address the check engine light right away. When the check engine light comes on, it is essential to address it by adding the least amount of miles as possible. Even if the problem is not directly in the engine, the problem could be in a component or system that may directly affect the engine if left unaddressed. Pay attention to auditory indicators that something might be wrong too. A loud clicking sound or screeching sound when starting your car may indicate an engine issue.
- Avoid hard accelerations when possible. Slower accelerations will allow your car enough time to warm up without putting additional stress on your engine. Hard accelerations burn more fuel and are overall harder on various car components. Excessive hard accelerations or speed may cause you to need to brake harder, which will wear your brake pads and rotors more than necessary.
We think these are simple enough ways to take extra care of your car’s engine while its in your possession. Car engine replacements can cost $3000+ for replacement, considering the year and model of your car as well as whether its new or used. This is quite a steep cost! Lower the chances of an engine replacement by keeping your engine’s health near the top of your car maintenance priorities. We can certainly help if you need assistance!