Your vehicle is the second biggest investment you'll make in your lifetime. For half of America it's the biggest investment they'll ever make. Cars are now $14,000-$18,000 for sub compacts and $20,000-$40,000 for mid-size and full size. Trucks and SUV's can cost $18,000-$25,000 for compacts and $25,000-$50,000 for full size. People are keeping their vehicles longer than they ever have before. The 2006 R.L. Polk Study reports that American's drive cars that are a median average of 9 years old and trucks that are 7 years old. These owners are looking for ways to make these expensive vehicles last longer and run newer for longer. Keeping your engine, cooling system, fuel system, and drivetrain maintained and clean and the vehicle's exterior and interior polished and clean is the secret to protecting and preserving your vehicle investment.
Here are the vehicle assassins and the ways you can prevent them from killing your vehicle.