Car Maintainence Mistakes That Can Really Cost You
We all know how expensive car repairs can be. Some are inevitable, car parts wear out. However there are some car maintenance steps that, if overlooked, can cause some real and very costly problems. What are they?
Putting off recommended / scheduled maintenance
Ignoring the “check engine” light
Not changing the oil, or not having it changed on time
Not checking tire pressure
Neglecting coolant, brake, transmission and other fluid services
Another major oversight is not replacing filters.
The best example of the snowball effect of missed car repairs is the air filter. It costs about 20 bucks to replace, but if left alone, a dirty filter can bust oxygen (02) sensors in cars, which cost as much as $250 to replace. And when the sensor fails, you’ll first see your gas mileage plunge, then possibly wind up with a $1,000 bill to replace your catalytic converter.
For a full list of recommended maintenance steps click here.