Keeping your tires properly inflated makes your gas mileage considerably better. But it also protects your wheels, and your undercarriage. For vehicles with low-pro tires, not having enough air in them can mean scraping on every little bump or incline. This can do some real damage if you’re not careful, and damage means money. Take a few minutes periodically to check your tire pressure. Especially during season changes when the temperatures rise and fall.
6.Using the Wrong Kind of Gasoline for Your Vehicle
For years consumers have thought that putting “premium” gasoline in your car meant you were giving it the very best. There are a whole host of myths surrounding premium gasoline, in fact.
“Using premium gasoline gets you better gas mileage” – Myth.
“Premium gas helps clean out your engine and will help you pass AirCare easier” – Myth.
“Premium gasoline makes your car run better” – Myth.
Premium gas may imply that it’s the best gasoline simply because of its name. However, it doesn’t mean that is the reality. Different vehicles have different needs, which in turn, means different gas. You could be paying way more than you need to be on gas if you arbitrarily fill up with premium unleaded fuel.
How Do I Know What Gas My Car Needs?
Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find out exactly what petrol your car needs. If you’re driving something like a Toyota Corolla, you don’t need premium fuel. But if you’re driving something like a Lamborghini, you’ll need it.
More often than not it’s supercars, luxury cars, certain SUV’s, and certain trucks that require premium grade fuel. Don’t overspend if you don’t have to. Take 5 minutes to read your owner’s manual, or to Google your vehicle type and find out what your car actually needs.
7.Getting Your Oil Changed Too Often
We’ve all done it; gone a little longer than we were supposed to between oil changes. Our mechanic kindly puts that sticker on our window that tells us when we need to come back in, but often times we come back late. But you know what? It’s okay, because vehicles don’t actually need an oil change every 5,000kms like clockwork.