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12 Maintenance Tips To Extend the Life of Your Car

Cars may not last forever, but it is likely to last for a very long time if you take better care of it.

Cars are not very cheap and not all people are lucky enough to purchase one. Unfortunately, some car owners don’t know how to keep their costly possession in tip-top shape.

Even an older car can be reliable if it’s been well-maintained and treated right. Here are 12 tips on how to keep your vehicle running for a long time.

1. Drive carefully

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Your driving habits have a direct effect on the lifespan of your car. As a car owner, it is your responsibility to drive carefully and at the correct speeds.

2. Find a gas station you trust and stick to it.

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3. Change oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles

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4. Follow maintenance schedule

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5. Lighten up your keychain

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We’re all guilty of putting multiple keys in one keychain. What we don’t realize is that this can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition, which could lead to ignition switch failure.

6. Rotate tires to prevent uneven tread wear

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7. Check your fluids at least once a month

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8. Choose a good car insurer

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Unfortunately, accidents do happen no matter how careful you are. So when that happens, make sure that your car will be repaired to the best possible standard by finding an insurer that will pay for parts from the original manufacturer and guarantee the repairs it authorizes.

9. Flush the radiator every two years

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This can extending the life of the engine and radiator.

10. Wash and wax regularly

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11. Don’t forget to clean the inside as well

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12. Inspect your tires and wheels

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Make sure that your tires are inflated to the pressure specified in your vehicle’s owner manual. Also, make sure that your wheels are functioning well. Unbalanced wheels and uneven tire wear can cause excess stress on the suspension components.

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Facebook Blocks ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Apps From Accessing User Data

Good to know Facebook is taking steps to ensure user privacy!

Facebook has officially blocked a huge number of apps from accessing users’ personal data. In a recent blog post by Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Product Partnerships, we learn that the social media giant has just cut off API access for "hundreds of thousands of inactive apps that have not submitted for our app review process."

Although Facebook has often been very open to developers in the past, the world’s biggest social media site has since implemented stricter policies in terms of user privacy following the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

It's a huge step towards ensuring user privacy.

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How To Get Mobile Devices Out Of Your Kids’ Hands

Mobile addiction “can happen to anyone” – and that includes our children.

Having a hard time getting your kids off their mobile devices? Well, you are not alone! Numerous parents struggle with the same problem these days.

"Technological addiction," according to digital detox expert Holland Haiis, "can happen to anyone" and that includes our children. That's why it's very important for us to help them overcome it. Besides, too much use of electronic gadgets can cause Screen Dependency Disorder (SDD), a condition that affects both a child's behavior and mental health.

So what can you do as a parent? Well we have several suggestions that could work. Read on and learn!...

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8 Creepy Things Your Smartphone Quietly Knows About You

#5 is unsettling.

We set passwords, passcodes, secret patterns, face recognition, and all that jazz just to protect our personal details from other people. However, despite all our efforts, we are still not entirely safe.

Did you know that your smartphone knows you so well it’s scary? Here are eight creepy things your smartphone quietly knows about you.

1. The places that you have been to.

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