Major mistakes most of us drivers do! BEWARE!

1. Starting up and driving immediately

After getting in the car, the car owners often start it up and drive right away. This habit is not good because the car engines need to have 10-15s to get oil to critical components and let RPMs drop down. Even the old cars need more time. Specifically, in the cold or even freezing weather, the oil gets really thick so, giving your cars 20-30s to start up is necessary.

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2. Not waiting for cars to warm up

It is often seen that the owners start the cars and drive away. Then, they wrap it up or push car hard before it warms up. In fact, you should wait until engine gets to operating temperature before pushing car hard or speeding up.

In emergency situations, it is obvious that you have to do what you get to do; however, never beat on cold engine.

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3. Do not check your car tires

It is the wrong concept for not checking the tires. If you don’t take close look, you might think tires are still good but in fact, they need to get replaced. To check tread depth, you can use a penny to see how much deep the tires are.  If it reaches 2/32 (32nds of an inch), you will need to change the new one.

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4. Changing your oil every 3000 miles

Today’s oil is better than they were back then. So, the habit of changing your oil every 3000 miles is thing of past. For your car, the oil could last 5,000 or 7,500 miles, even with full synthetics oil, they can last up to 15,000 miles. Stop changing your oil every 3000 miles from now on could save you a lot of money.

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5. Irregularly inspecting your cars

Because you drive every day, you cannot take it for granted that tires are not flat, oil is correct or there have enough coolant and windshield wiper fluid. Instead, you should do these following steps in parking lot:

  • Check 4 tires
  • Turn lights/flashes on/off
  • Check blinkers/headlights/taillights

In doing so, you can save your time, money and even your life.

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