Auto repair in Kiowa, CO for over 20 years...!
Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Car.
Clearly the running and maintenance of you vehicle is a big expense, especially if you factor in gas and insurance. Often when we need auto repairs we get that terrible feeling we are paying more than we ought to be! So here is a list of measures that should at least reduce some of the ongoing expenses.
Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.10 per gallon for gas.
Check your tire pressure once a month. This simple maintenance check can add up to big savings at the gas pump.
In most cases, using cruise control on the highway will save gas.
Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. This is an easy fix that doesn’t cost much to have done.
Inner city stop and go trips cause a lot more wear on your car. It’s a good idea to take your vehicle out for an extended run of at least every month for 1/2 an hour at 55 mph on the highway if you usually drive in heavy traffic every day.
How about some preventative medicine? Keep your gas tank filled. This will help you avoid the gas line freezing up in cold weather. Also if you allow the tank to run too low, you run the risk of getting dirt particles from the lower layers of the tank into the fuel lines. These debris clog up the fuel filter and can cause carburetor damage as well.
Sometimes a problem with your car’s electrical system results from a simple blown fuse. Check to see if you have any blown fuses before investing in a tow truck!
Keep track of how much oil your car uses. If your car starts to burn through more oil than usual, this is a sign you might want to take it in to have it checked.
Save your brakes by having your brake fluid changed every 30,000 miles.
Do your homework when buying a car from an auction. It’s not unknown to have autos sold at auctions that have serious flood damage. If you purchase such a vehicle, you will have nothing but problems down the road. Be on the look out for sign of corrosion or for carpeting that has been recently replaced.
If you use your car for business, keep track of miles traveled so that you can use this for a tax deduction.
There are other ways to save money on car expenses. Let’s look at the insurance payments. If you’ve budgeted for possible out-of-pocket expenses in case of a car accident, you might want to consider increasing your insurance deductible. Talk to your insurance agent. If your car is as old as the hills, you might want to drop collision coverage to save money. Car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts. For example, they may offer insurance discounts for car alarms, safe driver discounts, anti-lock brakes or no claim bonuses.
Before you purchase from a dealer, ask about the dealer’s return policy, get it in writing and read it carefully. Dealers are not required by law to give used car buyers a three-day right to cancel.
When you consider all the ways you can save money on your current vehicle, you might be persuaded to put away the extra each month for a new car down the road!
Car Service Kiowa CO – for over 20 Years!
Call us: 303-621-1000
600 City Rd 45 PO Box 338, Kiowa, CO 80117
Monday – Friday
7.30 AM – 6.00 PM