Very often, a visit to the car repair shop could be more painful compared to a visit your dentist. Getting your car repaired could be an expensive experience but still does not mean have to break the bank. There are some tips that will help you stay away from costly repairs of your car. The following infographic illustrates a list of hints to avoiding expensive auto repairs.
First and foremost, you should be very familiar with your vehicle. Consult your manual or go online to read more about your car. Besides, it is recommended to watch some how-to videos or sign up for forums related your car.
Next, you should never underestimate the small problems. Actually, small problems can turn into a big headache for every car owner. That is why once you notice a small problem get the car inspected as soon as possible. Doing this could save you lots of time and nerves as well as considerable amount of money.
Furthermore, send your car for regular servicing and do not skip a service. Moreover, always go with the car’s manufacturer’s recommendation when changing fluids, filters, and spark plugs. The regular preventive maintenance is probably the single best thing every car owner can do to keep his ride happy.
According to the infographic, you should always pay attention to dashboard warning lights. Otherwise, your ignorance might cost you a tremendous amount of money in future. What is more, you might put your passenger’s life and safety at stake.
In that context, make sure tires are properly inflated. It is estimated that with tires correctly inflated your mileage can improve by 3.3%. Try to clean your battery terminals on a regular basis to prevent electrical problems.
Of course, you can do some simple up keeping of your car to ensure it is the best condition for your next maintenance. Take a look at the full infographic to read all tips provided how to avoid expensive auto repairs.