China Tyre Expert

Owning a car is not just about making your loan

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-11-02

1. Oil Changes

Your car can't keep running forever on the same motor oil. Your owner's manual will outline how frequently you need to change the oil, and if you'd like, you can top it off on your own halfway through the interval to ensure there's enough oil to get all the way to the recommended time to change it. Look for coupons to limit the cost of your oil changes.

2. New Tires

Your car will go through a set of tires every 40,000 miles or so, depending on the car and the tires. To prolong the life of your tires and to decrease overall vehicle repair costs, keep them properly inflated and rotate them every 5,000 miles or so to ensure they wear evenly. Keep an eye out for tires with low tread so you can start saving up to replace them.

3. Brake Pads

To make sure your car stops reliably, change your brake pads every 30,000 miles or so, depending on driving habits. If you do more highway miles than city miles, your brakes will likely last much longer than that, especially if you make an effort to keep from braking hard and coast to a stop as much as possible.

4. Battery

Most car batteries are rated to last anywhere from 2 to 5 years under normal conditions. Selecting batteries with longer life spans will be more expensive up front but save you in the long run. Additionally, when you maintain the connections where the cables connect to the post ensures the battery will last as long as possible, minimizing your vehicle repair costs.

5. Scheduled Maintenance

The last major category of costs is for general scheduled maintenance. Your car's owner's manual is the best place to look to estimate and plan for these costs. The manual will let you know when you need to replace spark plugs, belts, and other major components. Plan ahead so you have money to pay for these when it's time.

By being aware that car maintenance costs are coming, it's a lot easier to plan for them in advance so you don't have any major bumps in your budget so you will have the money on hand to cover these maintenance costs.

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