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Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by beninfo3: 10:34pm On Jul 14, 2018
Your car is a precious property and money spent on maintaining your car is worth thinking due to the fact that not only it gives you more comfort and less worry on the roads but also it may cost you a fortune if not receive proper maintenance.

Let’s check out our list of 7 most common and most expensive mistakes to avoid in car maintenance practice.

1. Not Checking The Tyres Regularly

Checking tyre pressure doesn't simply mean to check if there's any flat tyre but it's also to optimize the fuel economy for your car ( If your tyres are not in sufficient air supply, the engine has to consume more gas to power the car ). Also make sure to do tyre rotation when needed. All are in the manual the car maker provides.
For Hyundai I10, the recommended tyre gauge written at the down path of the drivers side door. Always gauge your tyres NOT above the recommended gauge.

2. Not Changing Engine Oil Regularly

Bad oil resulting from being in long use can damage car's engine. Don't ever skip your oil change longer than 5,000 kilometer. Always have a good habit of changing engine oil

3. Neglecting The Brake System

The brake pads are one of the important component in a vehicle. Neglecting the brake system is very dangerous and risky to not only your life but the lives of other road users. When there comes the squeaking noise, you should check your brakes as soon as possible.

4. Using Old Windshield Wipers

It doesn't cost much time and money to change windshield wipers but lots of drivers still persistently use their old ones. This may not provide clear vision in bad weather. Cracks in the blades and streaks on the windshield are signs your wipers have gone bad. It's important, especially in rainy season, to keep your wiper in perfect condition to avoid bad visual and cracked windscreen.

5. Ignoring Changing Of Fuel Or Air Filters

Changing fuel or air filters are evasy. It doesn't need a mechanic to do. Or you can ask your auto mechanic to check for you during servicing of your car.

6. Ignoring Fluid Checking


Fluid change is just as important as oil change to ensure your car 's engine works well. Don't ignore fluid change including transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant and all the other fluids.

7. Not Spending Time To Learn

Yes! Not spending time on easy things you can learn. Sometimes drivers are too lazy to learn something easy. They depend on mechanics for everything. In fact, by implication,all drivers should be mechanics. Be dedicated to learn from mechanics while putting together things for you in your car liking changing of flat tyres and so on.

Source: https://gossime.blogspot.com/2018/07/seven-most-common-and-most-expensive.html

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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by DWJOBScom(m): 10:37pm On Jul 14, 2018
Awesome thread!
Most drivers just kick and drive off with stickers of their favourite iman or paster somewhere for protection.

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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:13am On Jul 15, 2018
Very good thread.
This thread will save lots of life here.
Thanks OP.
Drive carefully y'all!

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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by dokiOloye(m): 6:07am On Jul 15, 2018
The most dangerous of them is using d wrong lubricant specification(Engine oil,Transmission fluid)etc..

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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by Seanpizzy10: 7:17am On Jul 16, 2018
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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by Jaybeee(m): 7:20am On Jul 16, 2018
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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by Trustme2(m): 7:23am On Jul 16, 2018
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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by buikem2: 7:30am On Jul 16, 2018
I'm a kick and drive person. I need to change habit. Once my car knocked engine in full express coz no oil.
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Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by Deltatoto: 10:05am On Jul 16, 2018
dokiOloye:
The most dangerous of them is using d wrong lubricant specification(Engine oil,Transmission fluid)etc..
this one be don condemn my gear I was lucky
Re: Seven Most Common And Most Expensive Mistakes By Drivers In Car Maintenance by beninfo3: 7:52pm On Jul 16, 2018
buikem2:
I'm a kick and drive person. I need to change habit. Once my car knocked engine in full express coz no oil.

You really need to change habit bro. Imagine risking your life in the middle of expressway! Not only the risk but also the cost of fixing your car. 'Habit,they say, come like cobwebs but overtime stays like wire' just gradually you will change if you work on yourself. Thanks

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