How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Car

Most of us drivers want our cars to last as long as possible to ensure maximum performance. To do this, it is essential that you perform regular checks of your vehicle’s condition to prevent any unnoticed problems that could impact the reliability and safety of the car. Read some of our top tips to increase the lifespan of your Nissan, or visit Nissan Dorchester for services and MOT testing.

Change and monitor fluid levels regularly

Oil is essential for your engine to work. It should be monitored regularly and topped up when necessary to ensure your car will drive smoothly. You can check your vehicle handbook for the recommended amount of oil that is required. If the oil needs changing, you can visit a Nissan service centre where technicians can drain it and replace it with fresh oil. Aside from the engine oil, you should also keep an eye on brake fluid, coolant levels and washer fluid to guarantee your car can run at its optimum level. 

Keep it clean

Keeping both the inside and outside of your car clean will keep it looking great and prevent any build-up of dirt and grime that can cause rusting and bacteria. By cleaning your car regularly, you can retain its value and reduce general wear and tear from becoming a bigger repair job.

At Nissan Dorchester, we understand that keeping your car clean is more important now than ever. We are offering sanitation services for your Nissan, including an air con purge that contains a powerful antimicrobial agent to remove contamination. Our anti-viral and anti-bacterial solution should be used in line with Nissan servicing as a preventative treatment.

Get it serviced

Ignoring signs of external or internal damage can significantly shorten your car’s lifespan, and could become very costly for future repairs. Putting off any repairs can impact the performance of your vehicle, which could increase the risk of an accident.

If you hear any unfamiliar sounds, have warning lights lit up on your dashboard or feel your car pulling or driving differently, get it serviced as soon as you can. Similarly, you should check that your tyres are in good condition, are at the recommended pressure level and the tread depth is above the minimum legal level of 1.6mm. Consider replacing your tyres if they show wear and tear or have a service if they are older than 5 years. For replacement car tyres in Dorchester, book a tyre fitting with Nissan Dorchester and let our trained technicians take care of the rest.

Getting into the habit of taking your car to a garage as soon as you notice problems will maintain its good condition whilst also ensuring you are safe to drive it. Learn more about servicing, repairs and tyre fitting to increase your car’s lifespan at a Nissan service centre.

Drive carefully

Your driving will have a significant impact on the lifespan of your car. Repeatedly driving at high speeds will make your engine work harder and moving parts to work faster than usual. Although driving at high speeds is sometimes necessary, like when driving on a motorway or dual carriageway, you should always stick to the legal limits. Excessive acceleration and harsh braking can equally increase the strain put on your vehicle. If you are worried your engine, acceleration or brakes aren’t running smoothly, take your car to a Nissan service centre so it can be checked by experts to give you peace of mind.

Learn more about how to increase the lifespan of your car with Nissan Dorchester. For Nissan servicing, MOT testing and tyre fitting, visit our dealership and we will be happy to help keep your vehicle running at its maximum performance level. For any enquiries or to book a service, call us today on 01305 263031.