6 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car

Ignoring the check engine light.

Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs.

 

Failing to change fluids and filters.

Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.

 

Neglecting your tires.

Underinflated tires can wear out more quickly, needing to be replaced sooner, and can negatively impact safety, gas mileage and performance.

 

Not following a service schedule.

Routine inspections and timely repairs will help keep your car running efficiently and will help you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.

 

Keeping a dirty car.

Allowing your car to go too long without a wash leads to buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, increases the potential for rust from road salt and interferes with proper visibility.

 

Being a severe driver.

You can drive smart and improve fuel economy by observing the speed limit; avoiding aggressive driving, including quick starts and stops; not hauling unnecessary items; and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.

 

Source: Care Care Council

Written by Hillside Automotive

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