11. July 2013 23:43
People are very attached to their cars. We obsess over them like they are our babies and we find ourselves washing and waxing them daily to keep them looking new and shiny. However, even though we love our cars, it is important that we don’t pay for any unnecessary expenses. Here are a few things that you may find yourself wasting money on:
It is not always a necessity to fill your tank with premium gas. Regular gas is cheaper and if it does not cause your engine to knock you can put it in your tank. The purpose of octane is to avoid engine knock. Therefore, if you regular gas does not cause your engine to knock, it is okay to use in your car.
Usually, car manufacturers suggest getting an oil change done on your car every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. There are many motorists who believe it needs to get done every 3,000 miles. This is only necessary if you are hard on your car.
Also, motorists tend to waste money by having repairs done by a dealer. Independent shops can do a good job and for a cheaper price. In addition, make sure that you have an auto warranty for your car that can help you save money on unnecessary repair and maintenance costs.
Be aware of where you waste money so that you can make changes to help you to be a bit easier on your wallet. Do not let others talk you into paying unnecessary car expenses.