28. October 2017 13:02
People love their cars. Cars become our babies and we are constantly washing and waxing them to keep them looking shiny and new. Some people love their cars so much they talk to them and give them an affectionate pat every so often. However, as much as we love our cars, we should not have to pay for unnecessary expenses. Here are some things that you may be wasting money on:
First off, it is not always necessary to buy premium gas instead of regular gas. You can purchase regular gas, which is cheaper, if it does not cause your engine to knock. The purpose octane serves is to prevent engine knocking. Therefore, if your car is not knocking when you use regular gas, it is fine to use.
Generally, car manufacturers suggest that you should get an oil change done every 5,000-7,500 miles. Many motorists think that oil changes need to be done every 3,000 miles. However, this is only absolutely necessary if you are very hard on your car.
In addition, people tend to waste money by getting repairs done by a dealer. Independent shops do a great job and for less money. Also, make certain that you have an auto warranty that can help you to save money on any unnecessary repair costs.
Being aware of where you waste money can help you to save some money. Do not let others convince you that certain car expenses are necessary.