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For many of us, cars are a necessity in our lives. We rely on them to get to work, visit family and friends, and reach places that we otherwise wouldn't have access to. But car maintenance is often overlooked and can lead to hefty repair bills due to the short lifespan of a car. Car maintenance is about more than just ensuring your car has fuel in the tank or is clean on the outside. It's about taking care of all aspects of the vehicle - from its engine and parts, tires, battery, the suspension system - everything that goes into making it run. By keeping your car properly maintained, it is possible to avoid costly breakdowns by catching potential problems before they happen or by dealing with issues as they arise while they are still minor (and therefore cheaper). Here are tips to help you keep your car running:

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Check Your Tire Pressure

As tires age, they lose their treads which can lead to accidents. Tires should be checked for wear and tear that may cause them to blow out at an inopportune time. Fuel efficiency considerations with newer tire technology can improve gas mileage and make tires last longer than before. Checking your tire pressure is another great way to maintain both the safety and performance of your tires. By maintaining your tire pressure, you can prevent many costly and time-consuming repairs from happening in the long run.

Change your Oil Regularly

Changing your oils regularly is important to keeping your car running smoothly because they will get dirty and clogged up with contaminants from around the engine if they are not routinely changed. This can lead to higher wear on the engine, which can cause problems such as rough idling or lack of power.

Check Your Brakes

Brake pads and linings wear out over time. This makes the brakes less effective, which could lead to a crash if you need to stop quickly. To ensure that your brakes are in good shape, you should have them inspected every 12 months or so by a mechanic (or more, if you cover a lot of miles). You should also watch for signs of wear, such as squealing when you step on the brake pedal. Depending on the car, some mechanics can help you repair your brakes with replacement brake calipers or other repair options.

Check Your Air Filter

It is important to check your air filter because it can affect your fuel efficiency, affecting the environment. The air filter needs to be checked because it filters out dirt and dust from the car's intake system. If there are many dust particles in the air, the engine may work harder to produce the same amount of power, which means that you will use up more gas. A bad filter can also cause your engine to stop working efficiently and reduce your fuel economy by 20% or more. This would be a huge impact on our environment since we are using up fuel faster than we can produce it.

Keep the Car Clean and Inspected

Keeping a car clean and regularly inspected is important because it keeps the car running well, saving money. It also helps reduces the risk of an accident because the driver can see more clearly, and it helps to avoid other drivers from getting distracted by things in the car. In addition, a clean car is easier to drive and maintain. A dirty or dusty car can cause dirt to spray onto the windshield, making it difficult to see. Dirt on a windshield can also cause it to fog up when cars are parked in the sun and heat for long periods of time. Regularly inspecting a vehicle will help find any problems before they happen, saving money on repairs and making driving safer.

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