A car may be a mechanical machine but just like living beings, it too needs to be maintained well or else it will stop performing and that’s when most of us start complaining about how bad the vehicle is. On one end it’s true that the vehicle can be blamed for its aspects but on the other end it’s because of how you maintained handling which usually is the case almost all the time!
Let’s sum out the most common things that we do WRONG!
Driving with your fuel level on the edge:
While driving a long way we tend to have a low fuel level towards the end of the journey and may hesitate to get a fill, knowing that it’s more than enough to get us through. Well you may be right and I am not up in arms to argue on your math but there is a problem that keeps building up in your car. The gasoline that we fill form the gas stations usually contain sediments in small amounts which over the months tend to settle at the bottom of the fuel tank. When we run our car on the dry end of the tank, the fuel injected into the vehicle is drown form the bottom end along with the sediments which tends to clog the fuel filter and may even enter the engine causing a lot of trouble.
Breaking and Accelerating all to suddenly:
We all love the idea of racing our engines really high and then getting our car to race ahead of everyone and then breaking it hard to make that screeching noise on the road with smoke coming off the burned tires…. It Thrills Right? … but then it kills which is what we often overlook. Learning to drive smoothly and patiently will go a long way in keeping yours as well as your car’s health in check. It gives you large gaps between visits made at your mechanic’s and hence saves you a lot of money.