Summer can be tough on cars, and our driving habits sometimes make it tougher.  Your vehicle may very well be the first or second most expensive item you own, and keeping it operating at peak performance for a long time is probably your goal. Ottohaus VW repair in North Charleston has some tips on how you can prolong the life of your car.

  • Don’t ride your brakes.

Riding your brakes is a sure way to wear them out prematurely. One way to keep from riding your brakes is to keep your left foot on what is known as the “dead pedal,” which is located to the left of the brake or clutch. Keeping your foot there will brace you during sharp turns and keep you from riding the brake or clutch.

  • Keep your speed down.

In addition to possibly getting a speeding ticket, driving too much over the speed limit forces you to brake faster and harder. This not only wears out your tires treads quicker, but it also takes its toll on your brakes as well. It’s safer to slow down and allow extra distance between you and the car in front of you to avoid having to brake abruptly.

  • Save your dashboard.

Another way you can avoid early VW repair in North Charleston is to use a cardboard sunshade to protect your dashboard. When the summer sun is out and heating up your car, it can cause your dashboard to blister, crack, or fade. An inexpensive sunshade can prevent this from happening and will keep your car cooler inside as well.


Ottohaus VW repair in North Charleston has an experienced staff that can provide you with more helpful tips to keep your car from aging prematurely. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.