How To Avoid Wasting Money On Your Car

images-20.jpgPeople become irrational about their cars.  They treat them as if they are their babies and give them affectionate wash and wax jobs on the weekends.  Some drivers even talk to their vehicles and give them a pat here and there.  But as much as our cars mean to us, we don’t need to waste money on them.  Here are some common ways that drivers waste money on their cars.

First of all, buying premium fuel over regular isn’t necessary.  Purchase the cheapest gas possible that keeps your engine from knocking.  Octane serves the purpose of preventing knock, so if your car doesn’t knock with regular gasoline you’re fine.

Usually, auto manufacturers recommend that you change your oil every 5,000-7,000 miles.  Many motorists assume that they should get their oil changed every 3,000 miles, however, this should be done only if you put a lot of wear and tear on your car.

Also, having auto repairs done at a dealership will cost you.  Instead, find a reliable independent shop to do the job for less money.  However, don’t avoid signing up for a roadside assistance program in the case of an unfortunate breakdown.

Following these simple tips can save you lots of money.  Don’t allow other people to talk you into paying expenses for your vehicle that are unnecessary.

Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at 3:26 pm In Roadside Assistance Program  

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