Simple Car Care Tips and Advice
According to the United States Department of Transportation, the average life span of a vehicle is 12 years or around 128,500 miles. Also, according to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household’s second largest expense is car maintenance, accounting for nearly 17% of the total expense. Now wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make your car last that long and at the same time not cost you a bomb in maintenance? A well-maintained car is the biggest asset of a household. There are so many benefits of a car that is maintained by doing these few car care tips you will
- Save on fuel costs
- Take that family vacation you always dreamed of but were afraid to take because of the car
- Will last you longer than you thought possible
- You won’t be late for meetings because of broken down car
- The air conditioning or heating will not give out when you need it the most
- You will save on service and repair costs
- It affords you the luxury of a pleasant drive, no matter the distance
- Maintain the resale value of the car
- The overall cost of having a car reduces if the car is well maintained
- Your car will feel as good as new for a longer time
Car maintenance does not really require you to run to the mechanic every single time. With some very simple routines and procedures, you can do this yourself. Car maintenance is not as difficult as it looks and the results are worth the effort. Check out my ebook on how to maintain your vehicle. It’s chalked full of tips and ideas.
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The only thing that helps your car maintain its value more than doing all the required maintenance is documenting that you’ve done all the required maintenance.
Handyman Larry’s Vehicle Maintenance Log is the perfect tool to record all your vehicle maintenance, routine or otherwise. It includes:
- A place to record the appropriate types of motor oil, coolant, and other fluids right at the front for handy reference.
- A monthly checklist to help you remember to check your oil, hoses, belts, coolant, etc.
- Several pages each to record routine 3,000 mile and 10,000-mile maintenance tasks.
- Several pages of non-specific maintenance log so you can track every single oil change, tune-up, tire rotation, and filter change.
Cars require maintenance to operate at peak efficiency, but many of us forget to do it. Handyman Larry’s Maintenance Log will help you remember which will improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, make your car run better, longer, and help maintain resale or trade-in value for when you’re ready to move on.