For some simple everyday habits, you can make a difference to extend the life of your car and reduce costs with refueling and maintenance.
The way you drive has a direct influence on the durability of basic wear and tear items, such as brakes (discs and pads), clutch, tires and suspension components.
In addition, there is the question of safety: a well-maintained and up-to-date car is not only required under traffic laws, but also reduces the risk of accidents and unexpected crashes. Thinking about this, it is worth keeping an eye on following tips for driving more economically and taking good care of your assets.
Your car can drink less
Avoid sudden acceleration and braking. This contributes to the wear of the engine, the brakes, the suspension and even the tires, which are most required unnecessarily. It is indicated to accelerate and use brakes in a softer way so that all the items have greater durability. This also includes changing gears at the right time, without forcing the engine.
Use the engine brake
Reduce gears by slowing down. This triggers the engine brake, which helps to stop the vehicle and also saves the brakes, which are not so much required. On cars with manual gearbox, it is also important to take your foot off the clutch when braking – only trigger it when stopping so the engine does not “die”.
Avoid drilling in car body
Don’t make too much holes in car body. It makes body weak and bends with a small hit. It is recommended to use molded dual mud flaps that need no holes in body to fix.
Do not let your foot on the clutch pedal
Many people have the custom of supporting the foot on the clutch pedal with the gait already engaged. This addiction, in addition to resulting in loss of traction, wears out components unnecessarily.