If you are a car owner, it is pretty likely that you are wasting money on your car in multiple ways. There are several common auto maintenance practices you need to stop doing immediately. For example, few cars actually require premium fuel to perform well. While most cars are quite expensive nowadays, they don’t need pricey stuff like high-performance or luxury cars. Let us find out if you are spending more money than necessary to maintain your car and how to avoid it. Here are 5 Ways You’re Wasting Money on Your Car Part – 3
1. While modern cars don’t need a regular tune-up every three months, it is good to get basic servicing done at your manufacturer’s recommended intervals. This includes routine maintenance and oil change. A service schedule at regular intervals will keep your car running more efficiently and reduce larger maintenance costs in the future.
2. Having said that, you don’t need to go to a dealership every time you need a repair. Going to an independent mechanic can save you both money (both parts and labor) and time. Alternatively, get an estimate from a good mechanic before visiting your dealer and decide then.
3. Buying fancy accessories is another useless cost. For example, regardless of how sustainable your windshield wipers are, they will break down. You can just get the basic wipers and change them on a regular basis. Also, the rotors on your car are more than capable of stopping you. You don’t need to buy fancy brake rotors. The OEM rotors just need a little care (fresh brake fluid and better pads).
4. Additionally, you can avoid purchasing extended warranties and service contracts. While car dealers push these hard to make a good profit, you don’t always need them. You can end up spending more on extended warranties than they would if you just went for repairs. It is advisable to see how reliable your new car is before extending the original warranty. If you need added protection by the time the original warranty is up, you can get a factory-backed extended warranty.
5. Also, in many cases, people don’t end up claiming insurance because it’s too small. Maintaining a low car insurance deductible is just an extra hassle. Instead, you can save money on your premiums, if you raise your deductible worth submitting a claim.