You could be shortening the life of your car without knowing it.
If you’re like most car owners, your mind is seldom on your car as long as it’s running. Sure, you more or less keep up with oil changes and get new tires when needed, but, for the most part, you’re more worried about daily chores and looking ahead to fun things to do – like seeing the Harlem Globetrotters play.
And, to an extent, that’s great. But, the Reader’s Digest points out that you could actually be harming your car and shortening its life by making some everyday mistakes, like not being diligent about avoiding potholes.
“Your car’s suspension is great at soaking up imperfections in the road, but it has a breaking point. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid potholes, but driving through them at any speed faster than a crawl can bend wheel rims and brake struts,” according to car editor Matt Smith as he’s quoted in the Reader’s Digest.
Other daily mistakes that can harm your car, according to the Reader’s Digest: using cheap gas, not driving your car enough, not properly aligning your wheels, failing to wash your car outside and under the hood, holding the shift, using cheap or incorrect parts and/or fluids, failing to change the oil often enough, and slamming on the brakes too often.
Some of these are simply bad habits you can correct. Others – such as properly aligning your wheels – may require help from a trusted Wichita auto care technician like the auto care specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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