If you look are your car it should reward you with better performance and improved reliability.
It pays to focus on looking after your engine as it is obviously a vital component and it can also be one of the most expensive to repair if something goes wrong, which could potentially have been avoided with a bit of care and maintenance.
One way to ensure your car runs smoothly is to use an engine cleaner, and there are some other things you can do to enjoy trouble-free motoring.
Use the right engine oil
Too many motorists tend to underestimate the importance of using the right engine oil and it is not the case that any type of engine oil will do the job.
What you need to be mindful of is the fact that using the wrong type of oil can eventually cause your engine to breakdown, landing you with a costly repair bill.
Make sure you take a look at your owner’s manual and check which type of engine oil they recommend.
Using the right type of engine oil will help improve the lifespan of your engine and give its components the best chance of performing without any problems.
Give your engine a detox
Treat your engine to a bit of a clean and it will often reward you with greater reliability.
The best way to do this is to use an internal engine flush which sets to work cleaning components and breaking down sludge that might have accumulated inside your engine, especially if you have been using the wrong type of oil.
Using an engine flush and crankcase cleaner will be like giving it a spring clean and it could be money well spent if it helps to keep everything running nicely.
Change the oil regularly
As well as flushing out the engine it would be a good idea to change your vehicle’s oil on a regular basis.
It can often be a case of out of sight and out of mind when it comes to the engine oil and you might be tempted to wait until the engine light comes on.
Don’t go down that route if you want the best chance of trouble-free motoring. It is far better to spend a bit of money changing the oil regularly so that the damaging effects of heat and friction are not given the chance to take their toll on your engine.
Don’t forget the filters
It is worth mentioning that how you drive your car can make a big difference in how often you need to change the filters and oil.
If you are doing lots of short trips where the engine doesn’t get a chance to properly warm up it can result in higher levels of contamination and more frequent oil changes being required.
Think about how you use your car and check the oil filter at the same time as that could get clogged up if the engine oil needs changing.
If you follow these simple but effective tips it should help you to keep your car on the road for longer and performing to its best ability.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.