Majority of people who own car know the basic maintenance required for their car to operate well and efficiently, however, there are things people ignores during their daily car checkup and can turn out to be a nightmare in near future to many people if proper attention is given. 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. It is common sense that preventive measures are cheaper and will save you headaches that may arise from a poorly maintained car, therefore it is always wise to keep your car in shape as possible as you can but as we have seen ignorance, overconfidence and negligence are the major cause of maintenance mistakes, nevertheless, this articles has gathered some information you may find helpful in avoiding these common maintenance mistakes that may cost an arm and leg.
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.