10 Money-saving Driving Tips

 

Owning a car isn’t a cheap deal. There always seem to be costs popping up here and there. There are, however, some great ways you can use to cut your driving costs and save money. It takes some commitment on your part, but when you’re counting the extra money in your wallet, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree that it was worth it. Here are our top ten money-saving driving tips from Bedford Jeep.

1. Preventative Car Maintenance

Yes, we know. This one seems a counter-intuitive way to save money, but this one is a long-term saver. If you spend a little money regularly to keep your car in good working order, then you can prevent larger (and more expensive) problems from happening later.

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How Regular Vehicle Maintenance Saves You Money

 

Did you ever skip a bit of maintenance for your car, or push it to next month? You may have thought to yourself, “Yes! Saved some money there.” You should know that you may think you’ve saved money this time, but in fact that decision could come back and bite you in the…well, somewhere bad. When it comes to car maintenance, you need to think long term. In this article, Buhler Bitter will tell you in three big reasons why keeping up with regular maintenance saves you money over time.

1. Preventative measures save you from having to fix worse problems

Let’s use the example of brake pads to illustrate this. When your brake pads are down to about an eighth of an inch in thickness, that’s when it’s time to replace them. You may think you can wait longer, get more use of them, right? Wrong. If you don’t get them fixed around that time, not only are you putting you and your passengers’ lives at risk by having brakes near the end of their shelf life, but you also will face a bigger repair bill, possibly $400 or more, because your worn brake pad will leave marks on the brake rotor.  Continue reading →

Car Winterization

 

Winter is coming — not just the words of a character in a famous TV show, but also a meaningful statement of fact. Whatever car you’re driving, there are steps you can take to make it more ready for the harsh winter months. In this article, we’ll share some of the best ones with you from Fullerton.

1. Winter tires

This one is a bit controversial for some because it does mean an extra big expense, plus the need for a storage solution on your other tires. Hear us out. If you live in a place where the winters are both long and harsh, with snowfall and regular ice on the roads, then you really do need winter tires to maximize safety. All-season tires are good for temperate zones, but are not designed for any extreme, including winter. Consider winter tires and keep you and your family safe. Continue reading →

How to Avoid Expensive Winter Repairs

 

A lot of people dread driving in the winter, not just because the conditions are more dangerous, but also because of the potentially huge cost of any repairs needed due to winter-inspired damage or accidents. There are several things you can do to minimize the risks to your budget and dodge the exorbitant costs of repairs. Here are a few ideas from Clairmont Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Let’s look closer:

1. Preventative maintenance throughout the year

Yes, smaller regular maintenance jobs like oil and filter changes, tire rotation and proper inflation, brake checks and fluid checks will save you from more expensive repairs later on. A regular check means you spot small problems before they turn into big ones, and fix minor damage before it grows into insurance-inducing damage. Continue reading →

Reasons to Carpool this Winter

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You might be enjoying the fall colors right now, speeding along letting your thoughts drown in that romantic autumn foliage. Winter, however, is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about how best to deal with this most difficult of driving seasons. Have you ever considered doing a carpool? If not, then you should, and it just so happens that winter is the best time to start. Here are the best reasons why from Victorville Motors:

It cuts out the morning warm up

On a dark and cold winter’s morning, there’s nothing worse than also getting into a freezing car. If you’re carpooling, the driver will have the car warmed up and ready by the time they pick you up at home. You get into a toasty and comfortable car to escape the nippy winter air. Perfect. Continue reading →

Getting Your Car Ready for the Cooler Weather

 

Don’t get too complacent looking at the foliage and enjoying the mild fall weather. Winter is just around the corner and that means you need to do some importance maintenance and preparation for your car. The cold season has a marked impact on your vehicle, just as the summer does. We need to do everything we can to protect it from the extremes. Here are some must-do items from Fullerton Ford: Continue reading →

Cleaning Your Upholstery the Right Way

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Some parts of cleaning car seem simple enough – soap and rinse the exterior, vacuum up the dust from inside, wipe the dash, clean out the cupholders — easy. When it comes to the upholstery, however, there’s a lot more to think about. In this article from Browning Dodge, we’ll explore the right ways to go about restoring the glory of your car’s interior. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading →

Why You Should Change to Winter Tires

 

“If I have all-season tires, why would I need a dedicated set of winter tires?” We’ve heard this question a lot. To be frank, it’s a fair question, and deserves a good explanation. In this article we are going to explain why those living in locations where winters are harsh, freezing, snowy and long certainly need a set of winter tires on standby. Here are a few tips from Junction Auto Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Continue reading →