Extend the Life of Your Car with These Three Tips

Whether you’re looking to buy a new or preowned car or want a car lease in Lockport, Hawk VW is the dealership for you. We’re the #1 volume Volkswagen dealer in Illinois, based on 2018 retail sales, and our highly trained professional sales staff is always ready to help you find the car that’s best for you.

Whatever you’re driving, you want to get the best return for your money by extending the life of your vehicle, and here are three of our best tips for doing exactly that.

Pay attention to the owner’s manual

To get to know the life-extending details of your car, it’s essential to become familiar with the owner’s manual, something most of us don’t do. This document is kind of like the car’s diary. Just about everything you ever wanted to know about it is right there. The manual contains a world of technical information on how your car works, as well as vital maintenance information, often found at the back of the book, that will help you extend the life of your car. Read the manual and follow its instructions for regular maintenance of your car.

Change your oil and filters

Oil is the lifeblood of your car. Oil lubricates the moving parts in your engine and helps keep it cool, and without it, your engine would stop running. Over time, however, it picks up tiny engine particles and combustion by-products, becoming dirty, gritty and sludgy. And if the oil is thick and dirty, it’s not cooling your engine or lubricating its hundreds of moving parts the way that it should. This, in turn, increases the stress on your engine and shorts its lifespan.

Having your oil and filters changed on time is a simple and crucial way to get the longest life out of your engine, so follow the owner’s manual instructions for recommended changes.

Drive gently

You’re not a NASCAR driver, and driving with a lead foot speeds up the wear and tear on your car’s vital components. We all live busy, demanding lives, but whenever possible, lighten up, take your time, enjoy the ride and extend the life of your car.

And remember for a new or preowned vehicle or a car lease in Lockport, always make Hawk VW your first stop.

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Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL

Phone: (815) 741-1100



Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL


Phone: (815) 741-1100

2861 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL
41.5227902 -88.152837
Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet 41.5227902, -88.152837.