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These Tips Can Help You Save Money on Car-Related Expenses

Did you know that almost 96% of Subarus sold in the last decade are still on the road today? If you want to learn how to keep your car on the road for longer without breaking the bank, you need to consider using these automobile care tips.

Drive with Care

One of the simplest things you can do to keep your car on the road and pay less in auto-related expenses is to drive with care. Driving with care means more than stopping for pedestrians, too. When you drive with care, you drive carefully not only to protect yourself and others on the road, but also to protect your car from unnecessary wear and tear. If you're not sure exactly what driving with care entails, here are a few careful driving habits to start practicing:

  • Don't rev your engine.
  • Accelerate slowly when you start driving.
  • Don't drive above the speed limit.
  • Avoid making sudden stops and starts.
  • Don't jerk the steering wheel violently.
  • Use your turn signals.

If you can start incorporating these habits into your driving, you and your car will be much safer. In addition to changing your driving habits, make sure you never drive under the influence. DUI charges begin at 0.08% blood alcohol content for adults over 21. Not only could you put yourself at risk, but you could also put your car and countless other lives at risk in the process.

Keep Up with Routine Maintenance

Spending money to save money might not seem like a winning strategy when it comes to your car, but you'll thank yourself later. If you take care of regular maintenance tasks on a consistent basis, you won't have to pay for larger repairs as a result of issues that accumulate over time. Not sure what regular maintenance entails? Here are a few tasks you'll need to perform on a regular basis.

  • Change your oil.
  • Rotate your tires.
  • Top off your fluids.
  • Invest in annual inspections.
  • Change your tires seasonally.

Tasks like changing your oil might vary based on the type of oil you put in your vehicle. Synthetic oils typically need to be changed every 7,500 to 15,000 miles, while conventional oil changes need to be performed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. When you perform these tasks on a consistent schedule, you're guaranteed to extend the life of your car and pay less in the long run. In addition, many of these tasks can be performed at home with a few simple tools and a little bit of elbow grease.

Carpool When Possible

If you want to save money on gas, consider carpooling when possible. If you work at a local office and you have coworkers wh olive nearby, setting up a carpool can be easy. Everyone in your carpool group can take turns driving. Whether you rotate on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis is up to you. Another helpful tip when carpooling is to have everyone pitch in a little bit for gas each week. Not only are you saving money with this strategy, but you're also making sure that you contribute to more eco-friendly transportation habits.

When it comes to saving money on your car-related expenses, these simple tips can make all the difference in the world. With a little time and practice, you'll be saving money in no time.


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