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7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Godspower35(m): 5:24pm On Nov 15, 2019
1.
Change your Oil and Oil filter frequently:


The best you can do to extend the life of your engine is the regular oil change. Otherwise, there may be many problems with the engine over time. Although any workshop that changes its oil can also change the filter, you need to make sure that it is cared for in one way or another. Be sure to make a note of the date and mileage after every oil change to let
you know when your vehicle is due for another one.

2.
Replace Transmission fluid and Differential oil:


This is not often required. However, if you are concerned, refer to your vehicle manual for the suggested time frames for changing them.

3.
Fill with new coolant:


From time to time you need to flush out your coolant and top up with some fresh coolant. Also in the instruction manual of your vehicle the suggested intervals are indicated.

4.
Maintain your Wheel bearings:


Wheel bearings are vital because they ensure smooth running of the tyres. When checking in for your next vehicle inspection, be sure to ask for a wheel test to see if your bearings are in good condition. Normally, the bearings only need to be lubricated with some grease to work properly again.

5.
Change your Brake fluid:


This protects against moisture and ensures that your brakes are free of rust and corrosion. So you need to periodically change your brake fluid.

6.
Protect the interior from strong sunlight:


Your interior can be lit by the sun day after day, especially in warm climates. It is recommended to park in the shade if possible or to use a sunscreen to keep your interior fresh and new.

7.
Wipe off dirt:


When driving in a cold climate, you may be aware of the salt that sticks to the floor of your vehicle. Make sure you remove everything and any other debris before washing it. Otherwise, paint damage may occur.
Source:
http://www.eliancars.com/2019/11/7-fantastic-ways-to-keep-your-old-car.html

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by homeboy205: 7:44pm On Nov 15, 2019
Cool points

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by nuhu2018(m): 7:34am On Nov 16, 2019
OK
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by ForeThinker: 7:34am On Nov 16, 2019
Informative..thx

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Jestin: 7:35am On Nov 16, 2019
New car on my mind seriously

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Shibaraba(m): 7:37am On Nov 16, 2019
Don't drive it for now if you're staying in the mainland. All the roads are bad. Unless you want make your car dey twerk as you dey drive

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by helinues: 7:38am On Nov 16, 2019
My Leg2matic never stop running
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Ikegift4real(m): 7:39am On Nov 16, 2019
grin Don't forget to ......
I HV forgotten what I want to say, maybe till I buy a car
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by gonkin(m): 7:43am On Nov 16, 2019
It's not really advisable to change your transmission oil if you've been using it for a long time. If it ain't dark don't touch it. If the transmission is fine don't change the oil. Otherwise you'll have transmission problems if u change it cuz it will start slipping.

If you haven't changed it for years and the color is not dark, and the transmission switches fine LEAVE IT ALONE OOO.

Every other oil can be changed but not the transmission

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by sonety2k(m): 7:44am On Nov 16, 2019
cool
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Goldenheart(m): 7:49am On Nov 16, 2019
Avoid driving on bad roads.... Very critical wink
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by sojayy(m): 7:51am On Nov 16, 2019
U can say that again !
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Peng12345: 8:02am On Nov 16, 2019
gonkin:
It's not really advisable to change your transmission oil if you've been using it for a long time. If it ain't dark don't touch it. If the transmission is fine don't change the oil. Otherwise you'll have transmission problems if u change it cuz it will start slipping.

If you haven't changed it for years and the color is not dark, and the transmission switches fine LEAVE IT ALONE OOO.

Every other oil can be changed but not the transmission

What of power steering fluid
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Salatavor: 8:03am On Nov 16, 2019
Bb
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by femi4: 8:06am On Nov 16, 2019
Replace worn out tires
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by AkwalaIke1: 8:14am On Nov 16, 2019
helinues:
My Leg2matic never stop running
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Nikerone(m): 8:15am On Nov 16, 2019

Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by drlaykay(m): 8:17am On Nov 16, 2019
Shibaraba:
Don't drive it for now if you're staying in the mainland. All the roads are bad. Unless you want make your car dey twerk as you dey drive
This should be the number one tip

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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by LOGOBELT: 8:18am On Nov 16, 2019
I will write it down, keep it under my pillow and diligently wait for the day I will buy a car




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Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by marztar(m): 9:13am On Nov 16, 2019
Goldenheart:
Avoid driving on bad roads.... Very critical wink

Not possible in Nigeria!
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Risingblue008: 9:38am On Nov 16, 2019
Till I buy my own first
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by AjegunIe: 9:51am On Nov 16, 2019
Peng12345:


What of power steering fluid

Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by AjegunIe: 9:51am On Nov 16, 2019
Risingblue008:
Till I buy my own first

Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by NigPatriot(m): 10:04am On Nov 16, 2019
Mine isn't black, but it's already slipping, I have to accelerate high before it changes gear, and while changing it tends to jerk a bit. What could be the diagnosis?

gonkin:
It's not really advisable to change your transmission oil if you've been using it for a long time. If it ain't dark don't touch it. If the transmission is fine don't change the oil. Otherwise you'll have transmission problems if u change it cuz it will start slipping.

If you haven't changed it for years and the color is not dark, and the transmission switches fine LEAVE IT ALONE OOO.

Every other oil can be changed but not the transmission
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by cyborg123(m): 10:27am On Nov 16, 2019
NigPatriot:
Mine isn't black, but it's already slipping, I have to accelerate high before it changes gear, and while changing it tends to jerk a bit. What could be the diagnosis?

What car do you drive? Age sometimes affect some critical linkages or sensors that affects shift timing and quality.
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by backnbeta(f): 10:29am On Nov 16, 2019
Goldenheart:
Avoid driving on bad roads.... Very critical wink
Na to go drive for another country undecided

I feel the pain of my car when I drive/crawl through some roads in Oluyole estate, Ibadan!
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by Prettyjanet1: 11:01am On Nov 16, 2019
What of if one doesn't takes d car out at all. How long can one change engine oil? Should one change oil every month? How do one know if engine oil is due for changing?
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by smasher1(m): 11:22am On Nov 16, 2019
[quote author=marztar post=84072468]

Not possible in Nigeria![/quote

The word is avoid. It may be difficult but we need to try as this is the major reason for car wear and tear.
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by GindoX(m): 12:45pm On Nov 16, 2019
Ikegift4real:
grin Don't forget to ......
I HV forgotten what I want to say, maybe till I buy a car


You are not serious grin
Re: 7 Fantastic Ways To Keep Your Old Car Running Strong by val15: 12:52pm On Nov 16, 2019
Ok

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