2. Drive Carefully
The way you drive is the single biggest contributor to the condition your car will be in after a while. It is easy to tell a well driven car from its exterior and the running of its engine. Careful driving does not mean always moving at a snail pace but rather it refers to the reasonable use of a car within its abilities. Overloading, over speeding and rough driving are examples of poor driving habits that will cause you problems. A well driven car will have minimal maintenance problems and when they arise it is easy to detect and resolve them.