Quality of cars may improve, regular maintenance still necessary

February 21, 2012 12:00 AM

When it comes to automotive care, newer vehicles tend to have less problems than older models. This can be partially explained by the fact that older models have been on the road longer, but the quality of vehicles has also been improving in recent years. ABC News reports that reliability and safety among other features car buyers seek out have become standard for pretty much every vehicle from economic models like the Chevy Cruze and the Ford Focus to higher-end cars made by Audi and BMW.

"It's getting harder to choose because every manufacturer, at least in the luxury class, tends to have all the features we consider essential," Randall Rosales, a law student and prospective car buyer, told the news source of his search for a new vehicle for the family.

Even though it is becoming a challenge to find a "lemon" on a used car lot, there are still a number of car maintenance issues that every driver will face. Getting oil changes and having a tire alignment performed are just two aspects of regular auto maintenance that drivers need to keep up with to ensure their vehicles are running well.

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