We’re not all auto mechanics. How are we supposed to know what is good or bad for the car besides basic common sense? However, sometimes our common sense isn’t very common at all. That’s why we want to point out some of the bad habits that you should look to get rid of to ensure your car continues to run safely and smoothly.
Here are a few things to keep your eye on:
- Heavy Weight
Having too much weight in your car can put unnecessary stress on some of its critical systems, such as the suspension, leading to premature wear. Too much weight also makes your engine work harder than it should.
Take a close look at what’s in your car. Can you remove some of it and put it in storage? If there are items that can be removed to decrease the weight (and stress) on your car, do it now.
- Tiny Chip OnThe Windscreen
That tiny speck can easily turn into a giant crack. Another factor to bear in mind is that the cost of repairing a windscreen chip is much lower than the cost to replace an entire windscreen.
It’s easy. Has the chip fixed as soon as you notice it?
Your tyres have a tread that helps to keep your car steady on the road. Eventually, the treads will get worn out and the tyre will become smoother, which will lower its ability to keep you safe on the road. This is bad news, especially during raining season.
Get your tyres checked out at your local, reputable service centre to see if you need new tyres. You may only need to change a couple of them or replace the back ones with the front.
- Cosy Garage
You would think, common-sense wise, that keeping your vehicle during the winter time in a cosy garage would be the best thing for it. It would be out of harm’s way. Let’s rethink this one. It is great for your car’s engine, but it can cause rust. Here’s how: When you park your wet car in a warm garage, moisture can mix with other materials, (for example, salty air near the ocean). This combination increases the risk of rusting.
During cold months, ensure your garage is unheated or leave your car outside. Yes, it’s painful to have to get the ice off the windscreen, but at least your car won’t rust
If you need more solutions to any of these bad habits, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.
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