You CAN save money on car expenses. Even with mass transportation such as subways and the city bus, most people still opt to commute to work using their cars. While this is convenient, it can also be costly. In addition, just owning a car is an expensive venture.
Here are some tips to help you save money on car expenses.
1. If you live near some coworkers, consider doing a carpool. Carpools are a good way to save on gas and on wear and tear to your car.
Plus, it’s an excellent
way to get to know your fellow coworkers.
2. If you drive to and
from work, make sure your tires are properly inflated at the factory
recommended PSI. Studies have shown that under inflated tires can waste
gas, and causes extra wear on your tires. By ensuring that your tires
are inflated properly, you can save on gas usage and on the tires
3. While getting an oil change can sometimes be time
consuming, it is absolutely imperative to the longevity of your car.
Make sure you get your oil changed every few thousand miles. Most local
garages offer oil change specials and have coupons in local magazines
and newspaper. National chains also usually offer oil change discounts
through printable coupons online.
4 Properly maintaining your car
can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and extend the overall life
of your car. Another secret many people might not be aware of is that
some national auto parts stores will change your car battery for no
charge if you buy the battery at their store.
5. Premium gas costs
more, but really offers little benefits to your car. If you use regular
unleaded, you’re probably paying several cents less per gallon, and
getting the same results.
6. Another important rule of thumb for
car owners is to avoid taking your vehicle back to the dealer for
repairs. Dealerships have been known to charge much more for the same
work, and often tend to “find” more wrong with your car. Instead, take
your car to a small, independent shop with a good reputation. Ask
friends for some advice or recommendations on a good mechanic.
7. You can replace simple things like headlights, wiper blades, and air filters yourself for a fraction of the cost. Also, be sure to change out your antifreeze each winter.
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