More people are buying cars on daily basis and
this has also contributed to increased learning of basic car maintenance by the majority of these car owners, this helps them keep their cars in good shape and reliable for their proper use, however, sometimes during the self-maintenance and check, people may overlook some things that look too basic to concern with but in future it comes to haunt them and cost more in maintenance than could have cost to attend initially. Given that a considerable number of people are aware of daily car maintenance then these mistakes are due to negligence where you constantly ignore warnings and signals that attempt to alert you something is wrong such as noisy breaks, excessive dark engine oil, overconfidence, and ignorance. Negligence, ignorance, and overconfidence have been the leading contributors of our car maintenance mistakes that usually cost us dearly down the line, this article, therefore, has compiled a list of various common car maintenance mistakes we make and how to avoid them in the future.
The most obvious maintenance mistake car owners make is lack of keeping an inspection record and time table that schedules the next inspection, this results in irregular maintenance with things such as oil change which in most cars are replaced after a year, we ignore or forget to check tire pressure which drops over time and varies according to seasons, it is recommended you check your car tires weakly and check oil levels every month, but the emphasis is to master your car maintenance requirements and keep written records that will act as a reminder for the nest inspection to avoid unnecessary costs in future.
We tend to overlook wear and tears, it is important to note that wearing of tires especially on one side can lead to wheel imbalance of your car which can contribute to more wear and tear of brakes which can be fatal if you continue ignoring them, even that headlight, the small crack on your windshield can cost you heavily as the crack spontaneously widen and shatter the whole windshield and you have to replace the whole thing which you could have repaired.
Many car owners ignore car warning lights and alerts which in most cases is a method your car uses to communicate indicating something could be wrong with your oil pressure, brake system, tire pressure, and other things that can lead to a fatal accident if not taken care of, it is important once you get these warnings to take your car for a checkup. The article has outlined those as the most common car maintenance mistakes people make.