Did you know that your driving
habits affect the performance of your vehicle? Even if you do, there's a chance
that you forget it, especially when you are late and trying to get to work on
time or are switching between hitting the gas and the brakes because you're
stuck in traffic. While these situations can be a pain, you should always
remember that poor driving habits can have adverse long-term effects on your
vehicle. You may find that your car needs unexpected maintenance, or repairs
sooner than it should, which can be costly. Driving responsibly ensures that
your vehicle components last for as long as they should and that your car
continues to function. To keep your vehicle in good condition, avoid these poor
More people are guilty of this
than they may think. Speeding puts you at risk of getting a ticket or being involved
in an accident, and wastes gas. It also forces your engine to work harder to
pump more fuel, thus increasing the emissions. High speeds can increase the
rate of tire wear, as well, possibly forcing you to replace the tires earlier
than you might have anticipated.
Not Giving Your Car Time to Warm Up
Allowing your car to warm up for a
minute or two when it's cold outside is a common precaution – and a necessary
one. Cold weather is rough on your engine, which actually requires more energy to
start in cold temperatures. The oil is also cold and thick, making it more
difficult for car parts to operate, and gasoline is harder to burn when it's
cold outside. Taking a little time to let the car warm up can help your engine
last longer and run well.
You should already know how much
cargo your car can hold but, if you're not sure, your owner's manual should
indicate it. Placing extra or unnecessary weight on your car can strain the
engine, increase wear and tear, and reduce your fuel economy.
Driving with overinflated or
underinflated tires wears down the treads and wastes fuel. Tires that are not
properly inflated can negatively affect your car's handling and braking, and
can result in a blowout. Ensure that your tires are inflated at the proper level
and test your tread to see if you need new tires. Should you need a new set,
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Not Taking Weather Conditions into Account
You may forget how the weather and
road conditions can impact braking and visibility. When driving through rain,
thunderstorms or snow, you should go at a slower than average speed to ensure
that you don't skid. An accident would definitely decrease the life of your
vehicle, but skidding and braking can be hard on your tires even if you manage
to pull out of it. In other words, better safe than sorry!
If you take the above advice, your
vehicle, wheels, and other car components will all last longer. If you need new
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