6 Ways You Could Be Wearing Out Your Car Faster Than Necessary

Did you know you could be unintentionally sabotaging your car?

And that these actions will cost you money?

The good news is, you can avoid this problem entirely.

If you want your vehicle to last as long as possible, take time to read through these tips for avoiding wear and tear.

1. Ignore warning lights.
Yep. Those lights really DO mean something! So don’t take your eye off the wheel, so to speak, and let indicator lights (like the check engine) go unchecked. If you do, you could face significant engine problems and very costly repairs. The check-engine light can go on when there’s a performance problem, too. By taking the car into get checked, the appointment will lead to better fuel performance.

2. Neglecting fluids and filters.
Your car will run dependably and it’ll last longer if you pay close attention to the filters and fluids. These components really do need to be changed regularly to ensure the proper operation of the vehicle and to protect the car’s components and systems. Don’t make the mistake of letting them go, and then pay the price for it.

3. Ignoring the tires.
There are two important ways tires contribute to the overall performance of your vehicle. The tire’s tread ensures you can drive safely and boosts gas mileage. The tire’s pressure needs to be within a certain range in order to avoid wear and tear and promote safety and performance. Neglect these two factors, and you’ll pay more to operate your vehicle.

4. Driving recklessly.
Compared to a driver that comes to hard stops and accelerates quickly, a conscientious driver will avoid the wear and tear on the car that these activities cause. Driving on rough roads and in extreme weather can also lead to damage. Actions like following the speed limit, limiting aggressive driving behaviors, lightening your car’s load, and tuning up the vehicle regularly go a long way toward helping your car last and making sure it performs at its peak.
Doesn’t it feel good to know that there are things you can do to keep your car running longer and better? For more helpful tips, contact Park Auto Group today!

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