Importance of Maintenance Even When Driving Less


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Driving Less and Automotive Maintenance

Today many automobile owners find themselves driving less and for some people, these changes in commuting needs may be permanent. If you’re among the many car owners making fewer commutes, this can present maintenance and regular servicing issues. While the decrease in commuting and upkeep costs are no doubt a good thing without regular driving, knowing when you should have servicing done and what type of servicing is needed can be a challenge.

Time and Maintenance

Many of the most common automotive service items are tracked on a millage total. For example, your synthetic engine oil should be changed every 10,000 miles; however, with less driving, it can a very long time before you reach that mileage total, so a millage measurement may not be the best way to track servicing needs. So instead, you should have your oil changed yearly no matter what your mileage total is. When driving less, it’s important to have your fluids changed regularly, and regular certified inspections can keep you informed about maintenance needs.

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Regular Driving

Even if you find yourself driving less you should still drive your car at least 20 minutes a week. The reason for these short commutes is that it helps keep your battery charged and also prevents issues such as the brake pads becoming rusted due to long-term parking. In addition, regular driving also keeps moving parts properly lubricated, circulates your car’s various fluids, and prevents flats to your tires. By driving regularly, you keep your car in good working order for your next commute.

Other Automotive Systems Affected By Time

Your Acura’s automotive fluids are not the only parts of your car affected by the passage of time. Long-term parking can cause other issues to affect your automobile. One of the most common of these is reduced tire pressure, you should regularly check your tire pressure and add air as needed. Other issues can include damage to your car’s bodywork which you can help prevent by regularly washing, waxing, and covering your car to protect it from the environment.

Importance of Acura Maintenance

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