Wednesday, 18 February 2009 16:44
It doesn’t seem like spending money would help you save money but keeping up on the maintenance of your car can save you a lot of money in the long run. Keep your car engine tuned and its tires inflated to their proper pressure.
Car maintenance money savers:
- Change the oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles. Frequent oil changes extend the life of your engine and will save on repairs and engine wear.
- Keep your car properly tuned. This will save on gas every year.
- Check your air filter monthly. A dirty filter shortens the life of the engine and reduces gas mileage.
- Check your tire pressure regularly. Underinflated tires can reduce your gas mileage.
- Balance your tires once a year. You can add thousands of miles to the life of your tires because improperly balanced tires can wear out your shock absorbers and damage your suspension system.
- Check fluid levels regularly. Coolant, oil, transmission and power steering fluid. Running low can seriously damage your engine.
Have other ideas on saving money on your car, gas, etc.? Let us know.