Extending the Life of Your Mitsubishi Cordia
If you're thinking that you can't do anything more for your old Mitsubishi Cordia coupe, then you're wrong. Even though your car is already ancient, there are still things that you can do to ensure that it would still be running a decade from now. And if you're worried about the expenses, well, here are practical ways on how to extend the life of your Mitsubishi Cordia without having to spend a lot.
Yes, maintaining a clean car could actually make a huge difference when it comes to vehicle lifespan. How's that? Well, if you regularly wash your car, then chances are you'll be able to get rid of the dirt and debris before they cause any damage to your car's paint. And if the paint is in good condition, then your car would be better protected against corrosion, which is the primary culprit to a car's untimely deterioration. Maintaining a clean cabin, on the other hand, would not only promote passenger comfort, but it will also discourage any insect or animal infestation. Just imagine if a rodent started nesting underneath your seats just because of an opened bag of chips that you have unknowingly left behind; next thing you know, your electronics have gone awry because the rodent that was silently living in your car had your wires for dinner.
Make sure that you know when to change your oil, engine coolant, and other car fluids. Have the schedule for each fluid change written down so as not to confuse one with the other. Though there would be no harm in prematurely replacing a car fluid, it would be costly and troublesome for you to be flushing it out and replacing it with fresh, clean ones when the current one is still actually good for at least two months more. So, know the schedule and stick to it to avoid getting both your car and your wallet in trouble.
- Regularly check for leaks.
It doesn't matter even if you have been replenishing your car fluid if it's actually being wasted because of a leaking hose or damaged equipment. So aside from replacing your car fluids on time, make sure to also check the hoses for signs of wearing out such as cracks and fraying. Because of constant exposure to heat and pressure, hoses tend to degrade, which could end up developing a leak. If you fail to replace a worn-out hose, then it would only be a matter of time before a vital car fluid starts leaking and the corresponding car system gets compromised. Not only will you have to replace the hose, but you will also have to deal with a more serious car issue by then.
Your coupe is not getting any younger, so even these most basic upkeep tips would be crucial in making sure that your car gets to run longer. Don't hesitate to check your car from time to time; a few minutes looking under the hood wouldn't hurt.