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07 September 2016

5 money saving tips for car owners

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by James Parton - 7 Comments
5 money saving tips for car owners

Cars are expensive machines. For most people, cars represent big investments in their lives. The issue is, after buying your vehicle the spending does not stop. Therefore, it is truly crucial to utilize every opportunity that is available to you in ensuring that you reduce the costs and save yourself some money. Learning to carry out your car repairs is really an important and a good start. Here are tips on how to save money as a car owner.

1. Shop around for your car insurance.

For sure, insurance is one of the necessary expenses for all car owners, and expenses differ depending on

your car and the exact circumstances. Therefore, it is important that you shop around for the best car insurance deal. Consider as many car insurance options as possible.

Do not be afraid to take your quote to various insurance companies who are competing in the industry. You may be surprised to realize that there is more room for negotiations with some quotes. When renewing your insurance cover, do not assume that your company is always the best. Start the process again and ensure that you always pay as little as possible.

2. Do not carry unnecessary weight

The motor racing business knows a secret that you don’t know or that you don’t consider. The secret is that reducing the weight of your car will significantly improve its efficiency and performance.

3. Drive sensibly

How you drive your car will have a huge effect on its efficiency and performance. Make sure that you avoid abrupt braking and acceleration since it will increase the consumption of fuel. It will also speed up the wear & tear of your tires and breaks. In simple terms, drive smoothly and this will help you save a lot of money.

4. Watch your tire pressure

Always keep the right tire pressure. This is crucial in maximizing the performance and efficiency of your car. If you use the wrong pressure, your car will consume fuel more quickly. Not to mention the fact that it will give your tires an uneven tread. You’ll end up needing to replace your tires earlier.

5. Service your car regularly

Regular car service is the perfect way of ensuring that your car is running efficiently. The money that you will spend when servicing your vehicle will be less than the money that you will use in case of

major problems. Ask your car dealership or trusted mechanic when you should be going in for routine tune ups and maintenance.

Try to keep these 5 things in mind and your car costs should stay as low as possible.

James Parton

James Parton

Born and raised in Portland, James is a gentlemen with diverse interests from the great outdoors, to design. He's a freelance journalist and editor-at-large here at Jaribo.

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7 Comments

  1. Elmer Gatty says:

    Number 6. Have your bestfriend mechanic help you out with your car. 🙂

  2. Katrina Hall says:

    Drive sensibly or drive defensively. Not easy to do that with everyone trying to get ahead of everyone on the road.

  3. Gabe Marcus says:

    If you have a truck you might want to put a bag of sand. Adding a little bit of weight can make your truck more stable.

  4. Gary Valdez says:

    A lot of people forget to have the air filter cleaned out every now and then. This can add to the longevity of your car.

  5. Elisa March says:

    It annoys me that so many people still assume that girls don’t know anything about cars or that they can’t maintain or fix them.

  6. Jewel Garcia says:

    The family pitched in to get my youngest brother a car. He didn’t take good care of it and it was in terrible shape after only 2 years.

  7. Billy Smithon says:

    If you live in a place that has snow you should have your car checked to prepare for the snow.

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