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How to Save Money on Car Maintenance

Taking care of a car is like taking care of your family, it's expensive! With insurance, gas, monthly check-ins, and taxes, the total of owning a car per month can range from $500- $900.

Saving Money on Car Maintenance

Cars are notorious for draining your bank account due to the high cost of owning a car. It is understood that all vehicles will require oil changes, checkups, brakes, and tires for overall car maintenance, but there are several ways to reduce these costs. To help ensure that you save money on car maintenance you should be following these simple steps!

Check Your Oil Regularly

Checking your oil levels on a regular basis can help prevent any issues that may arise from poor lubrication. If a car runs out of oil the engine will only last 30 minutes before dying. The cost of fixing this issue can range from $500 - $10,000. Although sometimes it is impossible to repair a dead engine, this may also result in you needing to buy a new car.

Keep an Eye on Tire Pressure

Keeping your vehicle's tires appropriately inflated to the manufacturer's guide is a basic component of tire support. Checking tire pressure daily is important because driving with a flat can be hazardous. Checking tire pressure is easy to do. You can check your tire pressure right at home. Simply grab a pressure gauge, uncap your tire's air spout, and give the gauge a small press into the tire. Make sure you're checking your owner's manual for specific tire pressure guidelines.

Read the Owner's Manual

The owner's manual is an excellent resource and sometimes can help answer simple questions. Such as learning about the internal and external aspects of a car. For example, a guide for a Sedan will state that the overall car service can only fit three people at max capacity and one at minimum capacity, with room for luggage. Most importantly, an owner's manual will help car care as well. Utilizing your owner's manual, the vehicle producer suggests you do things like check and replace your oil consistently, check tire pressure, and utilize specific sorts of fuel.

Use a Reliable Mechanic

Find someone you can trust to take care of your car when you are unable to tend to its needs. Make sure to compare the costs of different repairs and mechanics and choose the one best for you. For instance, if you own a Mercedes Benz, you'll want to take it to a mechanic who knows these cars inside and out. Since Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being manufactured in at least 30 nations, it's a safe bet to assume you can find someone close by to help you out. Don't be afraid to ask your family and friends for advice, either.

Look at Warning Lights

Keeping an eye on the dashboard is vital and important when it comes to car care. On average, 6 million car accidents occur every year on U.S. roads. On top of that, nearly 720,000 of all car accidents have resulted from mechanical failure. It is important to always check if there are any check engine lights on your vehicle for your safety and your family's safety. If there is a check engine light on it is best to take the car into a mechanic shop immediately.

Do It Yourself

The majority of the time cars can be fixed right at home. Changing wiper blades is simple when you know how to do it. So is changing your air filter. Ask a mechanic at your neighborhood car shop to assist you with picking the right wiper blade or air filter for your vehicle. Google can be a useful tool to point you in the right direction when it comes to aiding you in mechanical parts.

When it comes to saving money on car maintenance, these simple tips can help you take great care of your car without breaking the bank.

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