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Maximize Mileage and Minimize Maintenance with these Foreign Car Hacks

Owning a luxury foreign vehicle comes with high-flying miles and cutting-edge engineering. But it also means digesting repair bills as components eventually wear down. As experts here at Signal Hill Foreign Auto Services, we know small steps can significantly boost your ride’s lifespan between services. Follow these mileage-maximizing hacks to make the most of your investment long-term.

Properly Inflate Tires

Under-inflated rubber creates excess rolling & resistance-sucking gas. Check pressures monthly including your spare and inflate to the psi stated on your driver’s side door jamb. Proper pressure improves handling too for a smoother ride.

Change Filters Regularly  

Replace cabin air filters every 15k miles and engine air/fuel filters as recommended. Clogged breathing equates to poor performance. Switching these inexpensive parts extends component lifespan significantly. We offer filter replacements and multi-point inspections for catching small fixes before requiring serious repairs. 

Consider Synthetic Oils

Synthetic lubricants keep engines running like new for much longer compared to conventional oils. Their super-small particles provide superior protection, slipping past components with less friction for better mileage. Switch now and make your next oil change last 3x as long! We exclusively use top brands like Mobil 1.

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Tune Up Regularly  

Performance decreases over time as sensors dim, plugs misfire and computers need reprogramming. Schedule fresh tune-ups every 30k miles or 3 years for thorough inspections plus any needed replacements. Expect bigger fuel savings and significantly reduced emissions after a precision checkup at our shop.  

Practice Acceleration Control

Racing from green lights or constantly hitting the gas for short bursts impacts fuel economy drastically. Gentle takeoffs and maintaining speeds under 60mph save gallons. Optimize driving style for maximum range from every tank.  

Check Alignment Regularly

Misaligned wheels create excess drag. We recommend alignments annually or after especially rough roads to cut rolling resistance. Consider aftermarket winter tires too for better traction during colder months.  

DIY Small Services Yourself

Simple tasks like wiper blade swaps, light bulb replacements, fluid top-offs, and filter inspections can easily be tackled at home with basic hand tools. Maintain manuals offer visual guides for beginners to DIY trouble-free. Consult us first if ever unsure.

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Consider Extended Warranties  

For ultimate peace of mind, Factor or Certified Pre-Owned extended programs protect against breakdowns for repair costs of major components. Especially on higher mileage vehicles, the investment safeguards your budget and transforms car payments into worry-free transportation. Schedule a quote with our staff.

With some diligent hacking, foreign cars glide for hundreds of thousands of smooth miles between shops. Never hesitate to visit our experts either- proper servicing remains essential. Together, we’ll maximize your ride’s longevity and savings!