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What are the top ways you can extend the life of your car?

Whether you’re ready to buy a new Hyundai model here at Boucher Hyundai of Janesville, or if you have an eye on one of our used models, there are a variety of ways you can extend the life of your car. Here are some of the top ways you can do so.

Ways to keep your car running properly

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Keep up with vehicle maintenance. You’ve probably already heard this one before, but it honestly is the top way you can keep your car functioning at its best for as long as it can. That means keeping on schedule with oil changes, tire rotations, filter replacements, and keeping an eye on when the timing belt, water pump, and spark plugs need to be replaced.

Carpooling is your friend. While it is good to get out of the house and get your car on the road, you may want to consider refraining from putting unnecessary mileage on it. If you live near the grocery store, try biking to it instead. Or, calling a friend to carpool with them.

Don’t ignore warning lights. This goes hand-in-hand with vehicle maintenance, but it is important to consider on its own. While it may seem like a hassle to see the engine or oil light pop up on your dashboard, it does mean there’s something going wrong that needs to be addressed.

Use the right oil and fuel. If you have a car that runs better on premium oil or fuel, then it’s best to use it. While this may seem more expensive, it can help your car go farther in the long run.

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How long can a car last?

This really depends on not only the kind of car you drive, but also how much you drive it, how often you keep up with maintenance, and other factors as well. However, many people decide to get a new car every 8-10 years or so. This equates to (roughly) between 150,000 – 300,000 miles.

New vehicles for sale in Janesville, WI

If you are ready to get your future car then we encourage you to contact us here at Boucher Hyundai. We can help you find the right new or used car, and if you’re looking to trade in your vehicle, we can help you with that as well!

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