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7 Great Tips to Save Money on Car Parts and Maintenance
Taking care of your car maintenance can be very rewarding if done properly. Don't damage your car with gadgets and additives. Many of them can harm your vehicle and many just simply don't work. Here are seven tips that can help you to look after your car and save money on your gas consumption, car parts and service.1. A well tuned car has a fuel consumption 25% to 33% lower than a poorly tuned car making a tune-up cheaper than driving without it. Tuning your car for better performance can save you between $150 and $250 per year.2. Regardless of the number of miles the manual recommends an oil change and filter change you should change them every 3,000 miles. This is one of the most important factors in your engine's life since it's going to prolong your engine's life and you're going to save on engine car parts. The potential savings are $500 to $3000.3. A dirty air filter means more gas used and reduces the engine's life so you should check it regularly, maybe monthly. The air filter can be cleaned by blowing it with a hose or can be replaced. You can save about $130 per year.4. Using steel-belted radial tires can increase the number of miles you make per year by up to 10%, saving this way about $130 per year.5. Most cars, don't work better on premium gas so, unless your car is pinging or knocking you shouldn't use higher octane gas. If your car doesn't have a high performance engine, using the gas that best suits your car's engine can save you $200 to $400 per year.6. Having under-inflated tires makes your engine burn about 6% more gas so make sure you check your tire pressure regularly.7. If your tires are improperly balanced the tread on them will be destroyed. In addition, your suspension and shock absorbers can be damaged leading to more expense on car parts and service. Balancing your tires once a year can add thousands of miles to their life.No matter where you're driving you can save money by understanding your car and driving it properly and following some basic, very simple tips and advice. This article is part of a series that will give you a comprehensive understanding of cars. You can also visit our website for all the latest car tips and advice to help you buy, run and maintain your car. Find them at [please contact me for website address] . They’re free and you don’t have to leave your name or email address.
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