Extend the Life of Your Car

Extend the Life of Your Car

Your car is one of your most valuable and costly assets and one on which most of us heavily depend. Being without a vehicle for just a day can have dire financial implications for most of us. Apart from that, keeping your car in good shape also means that you can get a whole lot more for it when you decide to trade it in for a newer vehicle one day.

It is therefore very important to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape at all times. Luckily, there are a few ways of doing this which are relatively simple and cost effective. I will share some of these methods below:

Do regular oil changes:

Do regular oil changes to increase your car's lifespan

Clean engine oil is very important for keeping your car's engine operating at its optimum level. When oil levels are low or the oil is old it may cause irreparable wear and tear to the engine. Have your oil changed regularly with a good quality motor oil, usually every 5000 - 10000kms.

Rather spend a little more on a good quality motor oil than having to spend a lot of money on future repairs.

Top up the rest of your fluids frequently:

Top up your car's fluids with a good quality product from Afriq Lube

Oil isn’t the only fluid in your car that optimizes its performance. Your vehicle also relies on gearbox oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and antifreeze. At times, these fluids will need topping up. Most vehicles make it possible to top it up yourself as it has clear indicators of minimum and maximum fluid levels.

Clean cars last longer:

Keep your car's engine clean with Afriq Lube's engine degreaser

Allowing dust and debris to collect on and inside your vehicle isn’t just unsightly, it can actually cause undue wear to your car’s surfaces. Regularly wash and wax your car to keep your paint job pristine, and use cleaning products designed for auto interiors to keep the inside in tip-top condition, preventing issues like cracked leather or scratched dashes in the future. Also use a good quality engine degreaser at least every month to keep the engine area clean.

Check your battery:

Check your car's battery regularly to keep it in good condition

If your vehicle has a battery that needs to be checked and maintained, do this frequently. A low battery puts extra strain on your vehicle which can cause damage in the long run. If possible, regularly top it up with a good quality battery acid and battery water.

Keep the moving parts lubricated:

Keep your vehicle's moving parts lubricated.

The moving parts of your vehicle can be very costly to repair. It is also extremely dangerous when these parts seize while driving. It is therefore a good idea to keep wheel bearings and other moving parts such as ball joints and cv joints well lubricated with a good quality grease.


By following these easy steps, you can significantly increase the life and value of your car. Afriq Lube & Services sells top quality oils and lubricants to do keep your vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, in pristine condition. Feel free to contact us for a distributer in your area.

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