Maintenance Hacks That Help Maintain The Family Car

The average cost of a family car in Britain is £12,919. To a typical family, £13,000 is a substantial figure. So, it only makes sense that you would try to maintain your motor as best as possible. Then, there is no reason to fork out tens of thousands of pounds when it breaks down and ends up on the scrapheap. Sadly, the fact that Brits spend up to £40,000 on repairs and servicing in a lifetime means lots of people don’t take maintenance seriously. If you now see the light, it’s time to clean up your act and look after your vehicle. Here’s how to do it.


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Pave The Driveway

For those of you without a garage, the next best option is the driveway. The car goes outside of the house, and everything is fine because it is safe and in view of the property. However, just because it is secure doesn’t mean it isn’t healthy under the hood. Depending on the state of the drive, there could be problems ranging from tyre wear to engine erosion. By hiring a driveway paving service to relay the surface, these issues should disappear. What you have to do is take a look and figure out whether the surface is harming your car.

Clear Out Of The Garage

Far too many garages are full of clutter and rubbish and are not used for their main purpose. If you have a driveway, it might not appear to be a big problem because there is still space to park the car. However, it is better for the vehicle to be indoors if possible to shelter it from the weather. Manufacturers use a variety of substances, and some of them don’t perform well in the wind and the rain. Metal, for example, rusts and begins to erode. By clearing out the mess in the garage, it will open a space to park the car out harm’s way of the Great British weather.

Beat The Heat

With the temperature rising, the car is at risk of overheating. The obvious solution is to keep it out of the sun, which is why parking it in the shade is an excellent option. Also, try to drive more smoothly in the summer. High revs mean the engine is working harder, and that produces heat. By driving slower and more sensibly, the cooling system shouldn’t get overworked.


Like all industrial items, cars get worse with age. So, the more you use yours, the more likely it will break down in the future. Of course, most people don’t care because the reason they have a car is to drive and not walk. But, walking instead of driving every now and again could save you a fortune. Plus, the health benefits are wide-ranging. And, if that isn’t enough, it’s always nice to get some fresh air, especially in the summertime. Whenever the car isn’t necessary, don’t be afraid to leave it in the garage.

Ultimately, these tips will help your car last longer and save you a small fortune.

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