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Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

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Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car


Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet.




Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. At the very least, this warning light could alert you to an engine problem that is negatively impacting fuel economy.



Failing to change fluids and filters. Many fluids are required for the operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.



Neglecting your tires. Your vehicle's tires should be checked frequently for inflation and tread depth. Underinflated tires can wear out more quickly, needing to be replaced sooner, and can negatively impact safety, gas mileage and performance.



Not following a service schedule. Because many car parts and components wear out or become damaged over time, vehicles need to be routinely serviced in order to perform optimally. Routine inspections and timely repairs will help keep your car running efficiently and will help you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.



Keeping a dirty car. Allowing your car to go too long without a wash leads to buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, increases the potential for rust from road salt and interferes with proper visibility needed for safe driving.



Being a severe driver. Whether it's stop-and-go traffic, extreme weather, rough roads or heavy loads, it can sometimes be difficult to limit severe driving conditions. However, you can drive smart and improve fuel economy by observing the speed limit; avoiding aggressive driving, including quick starts and stops; not hauling unnecessary items; and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.



"Because auto care isn't always a top priority for car owners, they might not realize they are doing things that adversely affect the performance, safety and value of their car," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Routine maintenance can go a long way toward saving money, avoiding headaches and protecting your vehicle investment."




The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website.


What People Say About Us

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    Left my car there while on vacation, kept me informed, car runs great. Fixed a seal, stopped oil leaking, and established I needed a new battery. Thank you, Tracy and Linda Norris!

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    Got us in last minute for some repairs that could have been catastrophic if we continued down the road. They could have easily gouged us knowing we were in a pinch and just trying to get home but were upfront, honest and personable. Would recommend to anyone.

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    Incredibly impressed with the service and how informative our experience was. They were able to get us in on very short notice and explained to us exactly what was going on with my car. I definitely plan on coming back for any mechanical needs that we may have in the future.

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    This shop is absolutely fantastic. These guys went out of their way to fix our problem. We are from Spokane Washington and we needed to get home. These guys worked outside in 30 degree weather to fix our RV so we can make it home. If I'm ever in the area again and need work done these are the first guys that I will go to, to have it completed. The owner even went out of his way to call me to make sure that I made it home okay. Thank you so much for going out of your way to make sure that I made it home and our RV was repaired.

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    Great staff!! Great service!! Had a emergency while traveling and showed up one morning with some work needing to be done and was able to fit me in and get it done. Had my own parts and price was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend this shop.

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    I highly recommend this business, they got me in on very short notice and fixed my car right away. Their prices are fair, and the customer service was phenomenal. I will be coming to them for all of my car maintenance in the future!

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