Experts and friends tell you to trade your car once it reaches five years. It’s safe to assume that’s the average lifespan of your vehicle. The truth is it isn’t. One, it depends on the car manufacturer’s warranty. Usually, it can be either some years or maximum miles covered, whichever comes first. Moreover, many vehicles these days are so well designed they can run for as long as 20 years!
Many factors, though, can affect the actual lifespan of your vehicle. One of these is the weather.
What Happens to Your Car During Summer?
Summer is one of the best seasons to take your vehicle out for a spin or spend a long holiday near the beach. The road’s not slippery, and you don’t have to deal with incessant rain. The weather, on the other hand, may not be friendly to your car.
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The rising temperatures on the road can damage rubber tyres. It can also cause the wipers to melt. If you’re taking long trips during the season, the engine would have to be working non-stop and along with its other essential components. These include the coolant and the motor oil. It can also cause the gas to evaporate more quickly and damage the paint.
What Happens to Your Car During the Winter?
Whether you have to start your car frequently during winter is a subject for debate. Not everyone believes that but one thing is for sure: you cannot keep a car idle for a long time even during the winter months. Fluids can thicken, which means your vehicle won’t start very quickly. Your battery can also die.
Your car is one of the assets that depreciate quickly, but that doesn’t mean it won’t last for a long time. Make your investment count by taking care of it all throughout the year.