Complete Vehicle Services Paraparaumu Gives You 13 Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Car
1 Keep your fuel tank filled. This will help you avoid the fuel line freezing up in cold weather. Also, driving on “fumes” allows little pieces of dirt at the bottom of your gas tank to run through the fuel lines with the last drops of gas. This debris clogs up the fuel filter and can cause damage as well.
2 Sometimes a problem with your car’s electrical system results from a simple blown fuse. Check to see if you have any blown fuses before investing in a tow truck!
3 Keep track of how much oil your car uses. A sudden change in oil consumption means you need to see your trusted mechanic.
4 Save your brakes by having your brake fluid checked and changed at regular intervals.
5 Check your tire pressure once a month. This simple maintenance check can add up savings at the fuel pump!
6 Stop-and-go traffic causes excess wear and tear on your vehicle. Go ahead and give your car a nice twenty minute ride at 100 km/h on the motorway every couple of weeks if you “major” in short trips.
7 There are other ways to save money on car expenses. Let’s look at the insurance payments.
8 If you’ve budgeted for possible out-of-pocket expenses in case of a car accident, you might want to consider increasing your insurance deductible (also called “Excess”). This will lower the cost of your insurance. Talk to your insurance broker or company about options.
9 Talk to your insurance agent. If your car is as getting on a bit, you might want to drop full comprehensive coverage to save money. There are other options like 3rd party, fire and theft or just 3rd party which can be significantly cheaper in premium.
10 Car insurance companies may offer a variety of discounts. Ask your agent if your company offers reductions for driver training courses, car alarms, mature drivers, or maintaining a good driving record (no claims bonus).
11 In most cases, using cruise control on the motorway will save fuel.
12 Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. This isn’t going to cost you an arm or leg either.
13 Always maintain your vehicle in best possible mechanical condition. Simon at Complete Vehicle Services in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is an MTA Certified Mechanic, and he is the best person who can instantly assess technically and professionally your car. For Peace of Mind contact Simon today on 04 902 6066 to make an appointment, or contact Simon directly at CLICK HERE