How well do you look after your car? Do you give it much thought or only after you have been to see the mechanic? In the case of most of you I would imagine that you are just like me, and that keeping your car well maintained isn’t always top of your list of priorities. My buddy Bharat Bhise is a massive car enthusiast and he is a genius when it comes to repairing and customizing cars. Bharat normally helps me when something goes wrong with the car, and I generally get a bit of a dressing down around the way that I look after it. In the last year however I have very much listened to what he had to say, and as it happens, nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle. Here then, are the tips you need to keep your car well looked after.

Driving Style

Cars are certainly robust but if you want to make sure that you are doing all that you can to keep the parts of the car well looked after and maintained, then you need to address the way that you are driving. If you are someone who brakes late and goes round corners at speed, then you are going to be putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on your vehicle. Harsh braking can quickly wear down the pads and damage the tires, and cornering at speed will also not do your tires any favors. Slow and steady, and in a calm fashion is how you need to drive in order to look after your vehicle.


I always thought that cleaning the car was more of a vanity project than anything else, but as it happens it is also a great way for you to keep your car in good condition. When dirt attaches to the paintwork and is left there for a period of time, it sticks fast and then when it eventually is cleaned off, the paintwork can easily chip off with it. This is why it is recommended that you clean your car at least twice per month. Also if you have any plans to sell your car in the future, then you need to keep the inside fresh and clean, otherwise it won’t exactly be an attractive option to a buyer.

Proper Service

When it is time to get the car serviced then it will always be the best idea to take it back to the agency where you bought the car. The manufacturer of the vehicle knows exactly how the car should be running, which parts it should be using and when it appears like something may go wrong. This will cost you a little bit extra but it is important to remember that it will only cost you extra in the short term. Over the long term you will spend less on repairs as a result of taking it to the right people for service and maintenance.