Car Saving Tips
Your car is one of your most valuable possessions. You use it almost every day. But if you’re intimidated by any maintenance that goes beyond filling the tank and getting the car washed, you’re asking for a future of unnecessary and costly repair bills. These are some great car saving tips.
Know Your Car’s Maintenance Schedule:
Regularly taking care of the little things can help you avoid big, expensive problems down the line. Knowing your maintenance schedule will also prevent you from performing unnecessary repairs.
Find A Trustworthy Mechanic:
We recommend finding a good mechanic before you need one. Test the shop’s services on a small job to get an idea of whether you can trust them with the inevitable large jobs. Asking for recommendations from people who take good care of their cars is a great way to find a repair shop.
Close the Windows (and sunroof, if you’ve got one):
It’s not so much of a problem when you’re driving in town but when you’re out of town or on the motorway and moving more quickly, the shape of your car is very important. Car designers call it aero
Check Your Fluid Levels:
Even if you barely understand anything about how cars work, you can easily learn how to check and replenish your car’s fluid levels yourself. Most of these items are readily accessible under the hood. Here are some common fluids car owners need to check:
- Engine Oil
- Transmission Fluid
- Brake Fluid
- Clutch Fluid
- Windshield Washer Fluid
- Differential Fluid
- Power Steering Fluid
- Battery Electrolytes
Keep Your Tires Inflated:
An under-inflated tire can cause a blowout, meaning that in a best-case scenario, you have to buy a new tire sooner than usual, and in a worst-case scenario, you can cause an accident resulting in thousands of dollars of damage to your vehicle and others. Properly inflated tired also save you money by improving your gas mileage.
This isn’t an exhaustive guide to maintaining your car, but learning how to take these simple car saving tips will help you save money by keeping your car running smoothly and avoiding unnecessary repairs. Perhaps they’ll even give you the confidence to delve deeper into understanding how your car works.