6 Tips for Increasing Engine Life

6 Tips for Increasing Engine Life

6 Tips for Increasing Engine LifeWhile some types of vehicle engines consistently last longer than others, there are certain measures you can take to extend your engine life no matter what kind of car you drive. Here's a look at six ways to maximize engine life.

Follow Oil Change Schedule

These days, many vehicles can go longer than the 3,000 mile mark that is traditionally understood to be how often you should get your oil changed. You'll want to check your owner's manual to see the type of oil and mileage points that are recommended for your particular vehicle's oil changes. By keeping current with oil changes, your engine will be properly lubricated, which will prevent serious damage from being caused by metal-on-metal contact.

New Fuel Filter

By replacing your fuel filter about every 30,000 miles, you can help to prevent pollutants from reaching your engine. As a bonus, a fresh fuel filter will play an important role in achieving optimal fuel-efficiency.

New Air Filter

A clogged air filter can cause the engine to burn an excessive amount of fuel, which can then raise the engine temperature to the point that engine trouble emerges.

Don't Run on Empty

When a fuel level gets very low, potentially harmful pollutants could settle at the bottom of the tank. Then, when the last bit of gas gets used, those pollutants could be pumped to the engine.

Minimize Short Trips

Because it's more likely that engine trouble will emerge if it has to repeatedly heat up and cool down, it's best if you can consolidate errands and make as few stops as you can.

Choose Synthetic Oil

Though synthetic oil does cost more, it's a worthy investment because it does a superior job of protecting your engine's moving parts. And you can potentially save some money by not needing to get your oil changed as often.

If you need engine repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For engine repair in Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Machesney Park, and Rockford, IL, contact the experts at Integrity Auto Care at (815) 566-8357. Feel free to give Integrity Auto Care a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Integrity Auto Care Belvidere Blog
Posted: August 29, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ