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Five Habits That Can Destroy Your Car

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Purchasing a brand new car can be an expensive task. But at the same time, it is essential to avail the best value of your money by taking best care of your vehicle. No matter whether you have a late model or brand new car, it is important to understand the basic maintenance and service required by all cars and trucks.
Repairing auto parts or servicing it can keep your vehicle running for long time. The way you treat your car has a great influence on its resale value and performance down the road. Below listed are some of the most common things many owners or drivers do that harm their vehicle in long run. Go ahead and take a look at the following points to gain a better insight regarding the same.

1. Turning a blind eye towards the check engine light: How long have you been ignoring the illuminated check engine light on your car’s dashboard? Majority of the owners know that the check engine light is a warning sign of engine troubles. So the best and the least thing you can do is pay heed to this warning light and take your car to a customer service in Texas or any other locality to get the vehicle inspected. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light for long time can lead to engine damage, which ultimately results in draining your wallet.

2. Failing to change engine fluids and filters: You have to maintain the performance and working condition of auto parts to keep the vehicle running. Engine oil, brake fluids and several other auto parts demand servicing and maintenance during regular intervals. Over the time, fluids turn filthy and dusty which would affect the performance of a car. Hence, it is essential to check the fluid levels and quality regularly. Similarly, clean filters are important for increasing the fuel efficiency of your car. Either you can follow the owner’s manual for oil changes or seek the expertise of a mechanic. Changing fluids and filters on routine basis can ensure top-notch condition of your vehicle and extend its life.

3. Neglecting the car tires: Tire inflation and tread depth are some of the main factors that you need to look for while considering the health of tires. According to the reports, tire blowouts are one of the leading causes of accidents. Check whether your car tire is properly inflated. Inspect your tires for tread wear and damage. Inspect the tires and take a close look at the tread for uneven wear.

4. Ignoring the service schedule: Taking your car for regular service and maintenance is essential to detect the damages at early stages and to retain the performance. Auto parts and accessories wear out over the time and it needs to be replaced in order to avoid damage. Routine inspections and servicing helps in keeping your car running efficiency and will save you from expensive repairs down the road.

5. Careless driving: Reckless driving often leads to accidents and other damages. Be it the extreme weather conditions, rough terrains or heavy loads, it can be difficult to drive under severe driving conditions. But you have to follow a smart and careful driving habit. Not only it saves you from unfortunate incidents, but also improves fuel economy.

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