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10 DIY Tips to Add Years to a Vehicle’s Life & Minimize Expensive Repairs
As consumers extend length of vehicle ownership (10+ years is new normal), AutoPartsWarehouse.com offers (mostly) easy and affordable tips to help consumers make vehicles last as long as they should\
Carson, CA – May 14, 2014– AutoPartsWarehouse.com, one of the nation’s top online auto parts and accessories retailers, knows that consumers are more anxious than ever to keep their cars running strong for longer. Statistics show that more and more car owners plan to drive their vehicle “until it dies” and, in today’s economy, the longer that is, the better. And, with the average price of a new car coming in at over $30,000, maximizing this investment is a no brainer.
“Recent studies have shown that a huge amount of consumers plan to drive their vehicles for over 100,000 miles and are no longer looking to change models after 2 or 3 years,” said Shane Evangelist, CEO of AutoPartsWarheouse.com. “This makes it more prudent than ever that consumers safeguard their investment and ensure that it performs as well as it should over the course of its longer life-span.”
Most of the tips AutoPartsWarehouse.com suggests are easy to moderate DIY jobs, with half costing nothing, or less than $80, and easy enough for almost any car owner to do. In addition to sticking to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, keeping these straightforward and affordable tips in mind can help extend the life of any vehicle.
DIY Tips to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle
|Repair/Service/Driving Habit||Shop Cost||DIY Cost & Time||Degree of Difficulty||Results|
||N/A||$0||Very Easy||Extends the life of the engine, transmission, suspension/tires, and brakes|
||N/A||$0||Very Easy||Extends the life of the engine, transmission, and brakes.|
||$20 – $50||$5 – $10< 1 hour||Very Easy||Prevents rust and corrosion of metal parts by removing road salt, sludge and pollution.|
||$20 – $300||$5 – $10< 1 hour||Very Easy||Extends life of interior by preventing wear and tear|
||$0 – $60||$0< 1 hour||Easy to moderate||Proven to add thousands of miles to the life of your tires|
||$30 – $80||$20 – $40< 1 hour||Easy to moderate||Proven to add years and tens of thousands of miles to the life of the engine. (Possibly the single most important service a car owner can perform.)|
||$80 – $200||$25 – $50< 2 hours||Moderate||Prevents overheating, extends life of engine and cooling system, improves performance|
||$80 – $200||$40 – $70< 2 hours||Moderate||Extends life of transmission.|
||$100 – $400||$50 – $150< 3 hours||Moderate||Improves performance and mpg, extends the life of engine and exhaust components|
||$400 – $800||$100 – $3003 – 5 hours||Advanced||Improves performance, prevents overheating and potential damage to internal engine components.|
Always consult your vehicle service manual before attempting any repair.
Established in 1995, AutoPartsWarehouse.com is one of the nation’s top online auto parts and accessories retailers and is dedicated to making it easy for consumers to save money by accessing auto parts online. AutoPartsWarehouse.com offers a comprehensive catalogue of over 2 million auto parts and accessories, to fit all domestic and foreign makes from top aftermarket manufacturers. AutoPartsWarehouse.com offers consumers free shipping on orders over $50 as well as flexible payment and extended warranty plans and options. The company has parts warehouses in markets throughout the U.S. enabling rapid shipping of parts. AutoPartsWarehouse is operated by U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., (Nasdaq: PRTS).
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