Everyone expects to pay a little every now and then for vehicle maintenance. But certain things can make it cost more than a little. Here are a few driving habits that will cost you…
Unless you drive a performance vehicle or a truck, your brakes are not designed for constant aggressive driving. If you brake late and hard often, you are going to have to pay for brake pads more often.
Ignoring Check Engine Light
Your vehicle manufacturer created the Check Engine light warning system for a reason. Your vehicle is built with lots of sensors that trip the light, letting you know your vehicle needs attention. Ignore these warnings and you can end up paying a lot more down the road.
When you are shifting your vehicle, make absolutely sure it is not in motion. The way that transmissions are designed, shifting while in motion can damage the internal parts very quickly.
Putting Off Routine Maintenance
You’ll find a routine maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. This routine is specifically created to keep your vehicle in shape and to prevent major repairs. Ignore it and you will pay for it.
The bottom line: keep up on maintenance and take ‘er easy and you should be able to keep maintenance costs to a minimum.