We all know this is true. We all know too well how true this is. Especially when we’re stood at the gas station, filling up our cars for the second this that week just because our cars insist on draining their fuel so easily. We know a car can’t start its own engine, and drive from one destination to another. Unless of course we’re talking about the future of self driving cars, that’s a real possibility. What we mean is, your car won’t stay running for you as long as you would like it to, if you’re not doing the things you need to do to make sure it’s running right. We use and abuse the cars that we spend thousands on all of the time, when we should be treating them with love and attention. Here’s how you can do so.
Regular Care & Attention
We get that a lot of you might not have the time to give a car the regular care and attention that it needs, but if you want it to run right, and you want it to run for a long amount of time, then you’re going to have to get your hands dirty every so often to make sure that it remains in perfect condition. Around every month or so, check the tyre pressure and oil level, and adjust as needed. Check for any signs of wear and tear from the breaks, you should be able to notice it simply by doing a harsh break every now and then. If you want to give your car the right level of car all of the time, you’re going to have to make sure you’re driving it as economical as you possible can. Stay in the right gears for the right speed, and avoid any harsh breaking wherever possible.
Look For Warning Signs
The warning signs are something you should never ignore, but are something we all seem to ignore over fear of the actual problem costing too much. Visiting an auto repair shop is the first thing you should do if you notice something going wrong. It could be your cambelt making that annoying ticking noise that is just getting louder and louder, or it could be your brakes making the most piercing screeching sound everytime you simply tap them. It could be a suspicious clutch type smell appearing in your car every time you hold the clutch just for a few seconds.
Get The Right Car In The First Place
This is the mistake people make. They’re putting themselves in a bad position right from the very beginning. Just because a car is cheap, doesn’t mean you’re getting a bargain. You need to be mindful of things such as the mileage the car has on it, how many owners it has had previously to you, and if it has the stamps in the service history books. You also don’t want to buy a car that’s too much. They’re just so expensive to run in general, even if they are more reliable!