Ways to Avoid Unnecessary Wear and Tear
You want to keep your car in top shape, right? Of course! Well, you might be doing damage to your car without even knowing it. Here are some tips to avoid unnecessary wear and tear:
Follow the “break-in” rules – That’s right, they’re there for a reason! If you buy a brand-new car, make sure you keep a light touch on the accelerator and try not to go over 55 mph for the first 1000 miles. Don’t tow heavy loads or carry heavy items in a truck, and don’t let your car idle for long periods of time. Your parts need to settle in!
Be easy – Even after the break-in period, make sure to stay easy on the accelerator and don’t try to race your engine in an attempt to get it to warm up. Also be easy when going over potholes and road bumps.
Ease up on the keychain – If you have a lot of things hanging from your key chain, this can put significant pressure on the ignition switch and steering column. Makes sure that your ignition key is separate from your other keys and keychains.
Follow these tips and you might be able to avoid some costly charges.