More people are buying cars on daily basis and
this has also contributed to increased learning of basic car maintenance by the majority of these car owners, this helps them keep their cars in good shape and reliable for their proper use, however, sometimes during the self-maintenance and check, people may overlook some things that look too basic to concern with but in future it comes to haunt them and cost more in maintenance than could have cost to attend initially. Therefore, the mechanical problems that result from daily maintenance mistakes mostly arise from lack of sufficient knowledge on various components you need to check or how to confirm whether they are in good conditions or need replacement, overconfidence, and negligence where you ignore vital signs and warnings that your car give you which need your attention but you constantly ignore the alerts. 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.
A lot of car owners do not pay much attention to warning lights of their car, while this is the only way a car can communicate with the owner to signal something is not well for example the brake system, oil pressure, tire pressure system a lot of people continue with their business, as usual, this is dangerous because it can lead to accidents, also the excess cost of fuel due to increased refueling, high emissions and other things that we may end up paying more, when you have these warnings take your car for a checkup by a reliable mechanic. Those are the main serious maintenance mistakes that car owners normally make on daily basis.