• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
  • Post category:Insurance

Woman in convertible car smilingYesterday we began to talk about how you can get your vehicle to 200,000 miles.  It’s quite the milestone to hit, and I know that it was definitely a special moment with my old car when she eclipsed this special moment.  Now maybe you’re not the type of CT auto insurance customer that looks to drive your car for that long, but if you are, we’ve found some great ways and tips to help you get the absolute most out of your car’s life.
-Make sure that radiator is clean and clear
When your radiator isn’t cool, then that’s just not cool at all.  An overheated radiator will simply reek havoc on your engine, so make sure that it is clean and working well.

-Check the juice

Your car’s battery is what makes everything click.  Now, back in the day, the car didn’t need a battery to run, but now, with how technological vehicles have become, the battery has become essential to the livelihood of your car.  Check the state of the battery and make sure the cables and connections are in tiptop shape.

-Change the transmission fluid

I can speak first hand to this one- by ignoring the transmission fluid; your car’s transmission will simply break down.  I know that’s what did in one of my cars, and I’m still kicking myself for it.  A good rule of thumb is around 50,000 miles for a change of the fluid and filter, but always check the owners manual to ensure that you’re doing it at the correct time.  You certainly don’t want to file a CT auto insurance claim because of an accident caused by your transmission failing.

-Like your pants, change those belts!

The belts are essential for your engine to perform it’s function, so make sure that they are in good working condition and changed when the time comes… especially that timing belt.  When that goes, it can cause serious other damage to your engine, so change it before it wreck your engine.  Again, verify from your manual when you should change the belts, but a good rule of thumb is every 60,000 to 80,000 miles.