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  • How to keep your used car in an excellent condition

    At LG Car Sales Ltd, we are committed to helping our clients purchase high quality used cars for competitive prices. We recognise that once you have purchased your ideal used vehicle, you will want to keep it in an excellent condition for as long as possible. To help you do this, listed below are our top three used car maintenance tips which can extend the lifespan of your prized vehicle!

    How to look after a used car

    1. Check your tyre pressure

    After you have purchased a used car, you should consult its owner's manual to find out the vehicle's correct tyre pressure levels. By ensuring that all of your car's tyres are inflated to these levels every two weeks, you can increase the lifespan of your tyres and improve your vehicle's handling capabilities as well as your fuel efficiency.

    2. Look after your cambelt

    Although many motorists already check their tyre pressures on a regular basis, one vital component which is often overlooked is the cambelt. A cambelt is a rubber belt that synchronises the rapid rotation of your car's crankshaft and camshafts. If this crucial component snaps or breaks, it can cause severe damage to your car's engine, valves and pistons. Given that cambelts need to be changed every four to five years, it is especially important that you investigate the history of your vehicle's cambelt if you own a used car. By arranging to have a mechanic check the condition of your cambelt, you can ascertain when it is due to be replaced and safeguard the condition of your vehicle's engine for many years to come.

    3. Carry out engine fluid checks

    You can ensure that your used car continues to function efficiently for as long as possible by checking its engine fluid levels on a monthly basis. The simple act of replenishing your oil and coolant levels will make sure that all of the components of your vehicle's engine are operating to the best of their ability at any given time, thereby lowering your fuel bills and reducing the likelihood of any faults occurring whilst travelling.