3 Driving habits that can wreck your car
Many drivers and car owners know that they have to stay updated on regular scheduled vehicle maintenance in order to keep their vehicle in good shape and running properly but, there are many other things you have to do as a driver to keep your car on the road and out of the repair shop. There is more to keeping your car in working condition than just routine automotive maintenance, you also have to drive it properly if you want to get the most miles out of it. The way you drive it has a lot to do with how long your car will last. Do you have bad driving habits that are possibly wrecking your car and causing damage to it? The following list will show you the top three bad driving habits that can wreck your car so you can keep yourself from doing them and keep your car on the road in top shape.
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3 Bad Driving Habits That Can Damage Your Car
- Ignoring the warning lights. It’s easy to ignore warning lights and doing so can cause some serious damage to your vehicle that can be very costly when you take it into the repair shop. If you have a warning light on, schedule auto service at your local repair shop so you can have it checked out before it’s too late.
- Revving the engine in cold weather. Always let your car warm up for a couple minutes when the outside temperature is cold so your engine oil has time to circulate and protect.
- Hard braking. If you want your brakes to last a long time, try not to slam your brakes on a consistent basis. Coming to a smooth and gradual stop will keep your vehicle out of the repair shop and help your brake components last longer.
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Matt Castrucci Mazda hopes these driving tips will help you keep your new or used car out the repair shop and on the road performing its best. For more tips like this, visit the auto maintenance section of our informative blog.