7 Tricks That Can Make Your Car Last Longer

If you want your car to serve you longer and save money on expensive service and maintenance, pay attention to these simple yet really important rules. Experts recommend a few things to keep in mind and a few common mistakes to avoid to make your car last longer. If you stick around till the end of the video, we’ll tell you how you can fix a cracked windshield with garlic.
Having the correct tire pressure is a sort of “Goldilocks” situation. If it gets too low OR too high, you can have serious problems. Don't forget about seasonal tire changes and remember to swap your front and rear tires at least once a year.
Sharp acceleration and abrupt braking might feel like fun, but they’re actually extremely harmful to vehicles. If you decide to park on an incline and put your car in Park, it puts too much pressure on the transmission. In rare cases, it can even become dislodged or break down. So the best option is to use the emergency brake.
With the help of the symbols on the car's dashboard, your car can tell you when something's wrong, like when the engine's overheated, something's wrong with the electrical system, or the brake fluid level is too low. Go to an auto repair shop as soon as possible to save yourself from expensive repairs or even an accident. Weighing your vehicle down excessively does nothing good for the car's suspension, steering, transmission, tires, and engine. Plus, overloading increases fuel consumption and makes the car more difficult to handle.
Remember that cars, just like people, need regular check-ups and “health” tests.
Music: Retro - Wayne Jones
Keep your tire pressure in-check. 0:40
Take it easy on the gas and brake pedals. 2:03
Park correctly. 2:42
Don't ignore the dashboard. 3:54
Don't forget about vehicle inspections and repairs. 5:13
Avoid overloading. 6:03
Don't overload the clutch. 6:50
Bonus: fix a cracked windshield with garlic! 7:18
-Check your tire pressure at least twice a month (but once a week is even better). While adding air to your tires, make sure they aren't warm to the touch and don't overfill them.
-If you’re a fan of sharp acceleration and abrupt braking, remember both of them are actually extremely harmful to vehicles. Plus, you’re just burning more gas than you need to.
-Avoid throwing the car into Park before coming to a full and complete stop. The same goes for putting the car into Drive or Reverse before stopping fully: don’t do it.
-If you notice the engine light flashing while you're driving, slow down right away because this might be a sign of a serious problem. The brake light lets you know that somewhere in the braking system something has gone wrong.
-Check your car’s manual to find out how often you should change your oil or air filter and remember that a lot of it depends on your driving habits. Get yearly inspections and keep in mind that routine maintenance will depend on the season and the mileage.
-Get acquainted with the maximum load capacity for your car and stick to it. Try to get rid of all of the useless stuff in your car.
-Don't hold the clutch in at long traffic lights. During short stops, shift to Neutral and press the clutch right before you start moving.
-Take a clove of garlic, cut it lengthwise down the middle, rub the cut side over the crack, and wipe away the excess juice with a paper towel or napkin to keep the crack from getting worse until you can get it repaired.
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  • NEUTRAL DROPS! It keeps your car on its toes!

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    Will SnoddyWill SnoddyGün önce
  • tire pressure to low or to high has both positive and negative attributes. it all depends what your needs are

    Chad WChad W2 gün önce
  • I meen this are the questions from the car test.

    kristjan pirckristjan pirc2 gün önce
  • in emergency the last thing to use is a hand brake

    kristjan pirckristjan pirc2 gün önce
  • Avoid overloading: Don't carry your brother in law.

    Reinaldo MacielReinaldo Maciel4 gün önce
  • At 2:40 the street looks like the one in GTA V

    Hamza AlkusariHamza Alkusari6 gün önce
    • Hamza Alkusari it is

      A normal PersonA normal Person6 gün önce
  • Take the bus

    Spyro The Dragon 98Spyro The Dragon 986 gün önce
  • Don't floor it if your engine is cold or on low rpm

    Cirstea RaduCirstea Radu7 gün önce
  • I had to stop at the tires xD I work at a tire shop these people clearly have no idea what there talking about

    Over9OOONinjasOver9OOONinjas8 gün önce
  • Do you know the difference between the parking brake and the emergency brake? Two times you showed a picture of the parking brake and called it the emergency brake. Most chicks don't know the difference.

    Jeff GibsonJeff Gibson8 gün önce
  • Don’t drive until vehicle doesn’t heated enough for drive

    Jaggi DosanjhJaggi Dosanjh9 gün önce
  • Waxoyl behind the cills.

    daniel briggsdaniel briggs10 gün önce
  • You guys did mention the fact that the oil light indicates low oil pressure, but you all never mentioned that you should PULL OFF and STOP the car and turn OFF the engine IMMEDIATELY! For the love of God, don't drive the vehicle if there is an issue with oil pressure. Get it towed to a shop. You would rather spend money on a single part or two rather than a whole new engine. Just wanted to make that clear.

    Alex DAlex D10 gün önce
  • 7:11 in another video you said "Don't put it in neutral at stoplights"

    Those Bajrami BoysThose Bajrami Boys11 gün önce
  • 1:47 Check your owners manual,not pressure,thats because it will make sure its perfect to run 4:10 This tip also used on video game because it will make player to shift gears The dashboard mostly have on racing arcades,smartphones,XBOX,PlayStation and Nintendo

    Loh DexstexLoh Dexstex11 gün önce
  • 7:13 Not too clear. Anyone?

    Richardson MacwoodsRichardson Macwoods12 gün önce
  • Yo dont know about cars

    sergej popovicsergej popovic12 gün önce
  • you are cool

    Zakk BrownZakk Brown12 gün önce
  • Awesome😍

    Aaron luunduAaron luundu13 gün önce
  • You see a lot of write offs where I live. Some people just really give their cars a hard life and expect top dollar out of it when they are done with the vehicle. Get a lot of them running too lean or have major mechanical problems.

    Jordan SlaterJordan Slater13 gün önce
  • Do not buy a vehicle with the forced engine auto stop and start design flaw. It will fail much sooner than a vehicle that idles and keeps its oil pressure up. An engine going to zero oil pressure and restarting over and over, can not last very long. It saves maybe a spoonful of fuel but it takes its toll on the engine. Do not buy a vehicle with that design flaw unless you bypass it.

    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold13 gün önce
  • Nice

    Joel LumalaJoel Lumala14 gün önce
  • I have one trick that will make your car last way longer - dont put sand in the intake manifold . Done problems solved not much more to talk about .

    Lucifer LightLucifer Light14 gün önce
  • Thank you so much

    Andreas AbbeyAndreas Abbey14 gün önce
  • Clear finger nail polish works better than garlic for the windshield!!

    Judy ChildsJudy Childs14 gün önce
  • During the fall and winter months most people in general warm their vehicles up before the drive it which is good, but what they don't know is that the same can be done in the summer months as well. Only difference would be the overall duration. In the fall and winter months at least 10 to 15 minutes. As for the summer months 2 to 5 minutes. In general warming up vehicles is one of few ways to prevent oil leaks. Another tip that's helpful to extend the life of vehicles is to turn the ignition in the on position for 5 seconds then start it up. This will get the fuel pump engaged first and to extend the life of the fuel pump. This would be preferable during the winter months on few start ups here and there. It's not necessary to be done daily, but if the driver wants to they can. For the exception of the oxygen sensors, other sensors that pertains to the vehicles performance should be changed every 60K miles on average. Depending on driving conditions maybe between 70K to 80K miles or when the vehicle starts to give slight indications of performance issues. As for the oxygen sensors those on average should be changed every 100K miles. Depending on driving conditions maybe between 110K to 120K miles or when the vehicle starts to give the indication of becoming less fuel efficient than before. Another tip is on average to change the transmission fluid every 100K miles. Depending on the vehicle and driving conditions get it changed when the fluid starts to lose its pink color. Discoloration from pink to a brownish color means the driver should be making preparations to get it changed sometime in the same month of discovery or the next month. If the color turns to black that means the fluid should be changed right away. As for brakes those should get changed within a short time frame when the squeaking sound rise to surface. More than likely only the brake pads would need to get changed. If this get ignored then maybe 200 to 400 miles after, in addition to brake pads getting changed, brake rotors will need to get changed as well which will make your repair bill costing more money. If the squeaking sounds gets ignored by the driver for an extended period then in addition to getting brake pads and brake rotors, brake calipers would be needed as well which will make the repair bill a BIG one. Finally, as for the engine oil use synthetic motor oil. It provides better protection than conventional/regular oil. Also, the oil change duration would be longer.

    Jeffery BaxterJeffery Baxter17 gün önce
  • To get better gas mileage and less work on the motor keep rpms on the low side ex.

    Jordan LutherJordan Luther17 gün önce
  • Please make a video on changing transmission fluid and buying used winter tires.Thank you

    Manvel ManukyanManvel Manukyan18 gün önce
  • Wow well that was making a video for the sake of making a video. All things that everybody knows already. If they dont, they shouldn't be driving in the first place

    John JacobJohn Jacob18 gün önce
  • Another thing that kills cars is just using it for short journeys so it never gets warm properly, or come to think of it if the car is hardly driven at all. One of my neighbours runs a 2009 ford Ka and hardly goes anywhere in it, it did 19 miles last year which can't be doing it any good

    Sam EyersSam Eyers18 gün önce
  • You forgot blinker fluid

    ButtZilla PlayzzzButtZilla Playzzz18 gün önce
  • That steering wheel was very distracting.

    profeszorchaosprofeszorchaos18 gün önce
  • Use your brakes(in most cases), instead of downshifting, to decrease speed--or a delicate combo of both. And choose the right gear for the driving-conditions, and try to stick with it--the less shifting, the better. But, primarily, remember that replacing "brake components" is much less expensive than replacing "drivetrain components"(e.g. clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, transmission, etc.).

    toesovernosetoesovernose19 gün önce
  • Don't drive with your eyes closed Don't drive a Honda.. Start your car with a spoon for weight reduction and greater gains bro

    OioiCheekyOioiCheeky20 gün önce
  • Have driven an auto transmission for a long time now. When placing into drive have always waited to the trans engages before moving off and when changing into reverse, always come to a complete stop and change to reverse and waited to engage.

    John WitteJohn Witte20 gün önce
  • ...only change gear when standing still, really???

    Rients DijkstraRients Dijkstra20 gün önce
  • To sum it up. Maintenance

    Controlled Force Martial ArtistControlled Force Martial Artist20 gün önce
  • 1. Less fuel in car means less weight on car. This results in higher fuel efficiency as the drag friction is less due to lesser weight. 2. It's better to turn on the AC and close the windows if the car crosses 60 km/hr of speed. 3. Should not rest the hand on the gear shift lever. Causes miniscule wear and tear of transmission parts. 4. Should not apply pressure on steering wheel if we are getting out or getting in the car.

    Kamesh AgarwalKamesh Agarwal21 gün önce
  • Don't Not FE

    Lizen 187Lizen 18722 gün önce
  • Idk if anyone noticed, when they mention overloading the car, the shot of yellow car on the beach. I had to look twice, seems to me the guy sittin in the drivers seat was busy diggin for gold & eatin it! But, I may be mistaken lol

    Catrina LeeCatrina Lee24 gün önce
  • in one word. put your car in a glass bowl and keep it there or else it will break.

    Alex BaronAlex Baron25 gün önce
  • Is there any tips that I can last longer?

    Florian ErikFlorian Erik25 gün önce
  • The 100% way to make your vehicle last longer is to NOT use it. Ride a Bicycle or use public transportation.

  • Good information Thanks

    Jack SmithJack Smith28 gün önce
  • OMG, isn't all this common sense ? Are people really this ignorant not to know this stuff ?

    AquariusAquarius29 gün önce
  • not really helpful..... not a new tip.....

    danial erfanytabardanial erfanytabarAylar önce
  • Swap or rotate the tyre every 10,000km

    Kraken KrakenKraken KrakenAylar önce
  • Just keep up with your vehicles maintenance schedule! I use a cool program on my laptop www.automotivewolf.com to manage and remind me when any maintenance is due. I have 2 vehicles, one with 330,000 miles and another with 190,000 and neither has ever has a repair!

    Mack TruckerMack TruckerAylar önce
  • 3:23. If you have to stop quickly, the last thing you want to do is pull the parking brake, that could cause you to spin out of control.

    First LastFirst LastAylar önce
7 Tricks That Can Make Your Car Last Longer