With the country still emerging from the recession, many American drivers are holding on to their cars longer than ever. As a result, the average age of a car on the road is around 11 years old. There are many ways motorists can ensure they get the most out of their ride for years to come, and a recent survey of mechanics revealed some of the best options.
Researchers talked to 450 auto maintenance experts across the country, and the results revealed some of the best ways to take care of your car are also some of the easiest. The majority of respondents said that changing your oil at the recommended intervals and regularly replacing all the vital fluids are the most important components in keeping your car on the road. Making sure you get your tires rotated was also one of the most popular answers.
Staying on top of general upkeep likely doesn't come as much of a surprise to many motorists. However, the many mechanics also highlighted the benefits of using higher-quality gasoline. In fact, seven out of 10 of the respondents said people can ensure their cars run longer thank to higher-quality gas. In a similar vein, almost all of the mechanics (95 percent) pointed to having a clean fuel injector as one of the most important components of having your engine perform well.
Whether you need your oil changed, tires rotated or a more substantial repairs, New Jersey State Auto Auction's Total Car Care center can help you out. With a staff of talented mechanics, you can be sure to keep your car on the road as long as possible.