Owning a car is not cheap, so it’s important that you do everything you can to improve its performance and make it efficient. However, most of the time problems are down to poor maintenance, but with a little TLC, you can keep your car running smoothly.

Read on for our top tips on how to improve your car’s performance.

Get your vehicle serviced

Getting your car serviced is not a legal requirement, but it is recommended in order to keep your vehicle in a safe condition between MOT tests. A car service follows manufacturer guidelines to identify any areas where your car is not performing as it should be, which means fewer repair bills and an efficient vehicle. It’s recommended that you have a service is done once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Drive economically

Changing the way you drive can prevent engine problems and other related issues. For example, constantly accelerating then braking harshly can have an effect on the internal mechanisms compared to maintaining a constant speed and slowly coming to a halt. Regulating your speed and using the right gear can make a huge difference to your fuel costs and by driving sensibly you’re less likely to cause damage.

Inspect it regularly

Doing a physical inspection of your vehicle will help you to notice any changes or repairs that need to be done. Damage to your vehicle such as items lodged in your tyres is not only dangerous but over time will affect the performance of your car. However, being aware of how your car is running will make it easier to spot issues and that way you can get them fixed or alter the way you are driving.

Here at Portsmouth Exhausts & Tyre Services, we’re on hand to keep your car running smoothly. Offering a fast and reliable service, we have three service packages available bronze, silver and gold. Our fast and reliable service is available for those around the Portsmouth and Petersfield area, helping to increase the performance of your car at an affordable price. For more information get in touch today.