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Dripping Springs Neighbors: How long will my car last?

How long will your car last?  This is a common question that might be harder to answer than you’d think.  There are many things that can shorten a vehicle’s lifespan.  Driving conditions and our habits behind the wheel can play a large role in long-term wear and tear.  But if we put these aside, the area that makes the most difference in keeping vehicles running better for longer is how they are maintained. So, what is maintenance?  Preventative maintenance is defined as “service that is routinely performed on physical assets to reduce the chances of equipment failure and unplanned machine downtime.”  Most of us know that the engine oil must be changed, but what else and when?  Some other maintenance items include engine air filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, coolant, fuel system services, shocks/struts, etc…   Every manufacturer provides a minimum maintenance schedule for the vehicles they produce base ... read more