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15 tips for long-term car maintenance

Espresso Logo By Louis-Alain Richard of Espresso | Slide 1 of 31: No one likes to see their possessions wear out, be it treasured clothes, favourite shoes, or a preferred easy chair. Consequently, many people minimize use in an attempt to avoid the inevitable. When it comes to cars, though, is it a good idea to refrain from using them to keep them working longer? Opinions vary. Many claim that frequent driving keeps the engine in shape, proposing that a little-used car is subject to all sorts of problems. On the other hand, logic dictates that a complex assembly of mechanical parts with a limited lifespan would last longer if seldom used. The two points of view are valid, so let's separate myth from reality. Here are 15 tips for preserving your car for as long as possible, especially if it is rarely driven.

15 tips for long-term car maintenance

No one likes to see their possessions wear out, be it treasured clothes, favourite shoes, or a preferred easy chair. Consequently, many people minimize use in an attempt to avoid the inevitable. When it comes to cars, though, is it a good idea to refrain from using them to keep them working longer? Opinions vary. Many claim that frequent driving keeps the engine in shape, proposing that a little-used car is subject to all sorts of problems. On the other hand, logic dictates that a complex assembly of mechanical parts with a limited lifespan would last longer if seldom used. The two points of view are valid, so let's separate myth from reality. Here are 15 tips for preserving your car for as long as possible, especially if it is rarely driven.

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