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Whether you bought a quality used car from The Auto Connection or purchased your car elsewhere, keep it on the road longer with these great tips.

  1. Change Your Oil

This may seem like a no-brainer, but when people get busy, they tend to brush off oil changes. Be sure to adhere to your manufacturer’s recommended mileage checkpoints for oil changes.

  1. Grease the Wheel

Your power steering fluid keeps your steering wheel running smoothly. It also gives you more precise control over your car, so be sure to check your fluid. Rule of thumb for changing it is three years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

  1. Let Your Engine Breathe

Did you know replacing your air filter not only prevents airborne contaminants, but can also improve fuel economy and performance?

  1. Tread Lightly

To keep the wear of your tires’ tread even, be sure to rotate them every 4,000 miles or whenever you go in for an oil change. Even tread makes for better gas mileage and helps prevent tire blowouts.

When it comes to making your car last longer, be sure to stick to the adhere to these tips. However, we understand life happens. That’s why we offer the Best Friend Guarantee, because putting you on the road is one thing. Keeping you on the road is everything.

And don’t forget our buy here, pay here program can allow you to get in a car, regardless of your credit history.

Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk and Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.