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How to Keep Your Car in Good Shape and Save Money

Posted on November 8, 2018
Have you ever observed that some of the vehicles that are older look newer than the ones that were just bought recently or maybe a later model? They were bought in the 2000s but they actually look so vintage that they seem to fall apart? Sometimes it’s not just the age but as well as how you take care of your vehicles but we should also check on how we drive. Driving habits have a lot of effect on how your car will look like.

It’s no secret that the price of gas is continually rising and the cost of everything is rising up as well! As a responsible driver, you have two things to consider, how you can take care of your car and how to save. There’s a domino effect that if you make them the least of your concern then, you probably have to reconsider.

Here are daily driving tips to help you keep your car in good shape and save money maintenance-wise at the same time.

1. Say no to potholes

These, when deep, cannot only damage the tire and the wheel, but the impact can also have adverse effects on the suspension and steering components. The whole car will benefit from avoiding or slowing down for potholes, as these repetitive impacts tend to loosen various items in the car, creating rattles and squeaks.

2. Smoothness is everything!

By going smoothly the various mechanical parts of the car will not take a hit but actually be able to work as intended, and thus last longer… Plus your passengers will enjoy the ride rather than be being tossed around.

3.You need a guide.

By going smoothly the various mechanical parts of the car will not take a hit but actually be able to work as intended, and thus last longer… Plus your passengers will enjoy the ride rather than be being tossed around.

4. Close the windows (and sunroof, if you’ve got one)

Car designers call it aerodynamics and make lots of effort to reduce the ‘drag’ and make the car as sleek as possible. Anything that makes wind noise as your car goes along is actually making your car more expensive to run. You can’t do much about the design of your car, but you can avoid making it worse by not leaving the windows and sunroof open.

5. Stop idling.

If you’re parked and waiting, turn the engine off. Idling can use a quarter to a half-gallon of fuel per hour; restarting your vehicle, by contrast, only takes about 10 seconds worth of fuel

6. Spend smarter.

To save even more when you’re at the pump, sign up for a credit card that offers cash back on gas purchases.

7. Don’t drive in the rush hour.

The best solution is to not travel during the rush hour. You can also save some fuel by trying to understand what the traffic is doing in front of you, and traveling steadily at a slow speed, rather than accelerating and braking.

But if needed to travel since we cannot avoid traveling those times, better use ride share or maybe book a ride. You can book your ride in advance so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of driving in the rush hour. Plus it can give you more savings and comfort more than you think.