As motorists, you want to make sure you're doing everything right to keep your vehicle in top shape. We understand that no driver is perfect. However, some common mistakes are being made everyday unknowingly. Here are some common mistakes drivers make that they probably aren't even aware of:
Riding the Brakes
One of the most common mistakes drivers make is riding the brakes. This is especially true when driving down hills. When you constantly apply the brakes, it can cause overheating, and the brake pads can wear out faster than they should.
Ignoring Warning Lights
Your vehicle has warning lights for a reason. If a warning light comes on, it's best not to ignore it. Ignoring warning lights can lead to more significant and costly problems down the road.
Not Checking Tire Pressure
Maintaining the proper tire pressure is essential for your vehicle's overall performance and fuel efficiency. Underinflated tires can lead to premature wear and tear on your tires and decrease your gas mileage. Overinflated tires can be just as bad, leading to uneven wear and a rougher ride.
Neglecting Regular Maintenance
Neglecting regular maintenance, such as oil changes and fluid flushes, can lead to costly repairs down the road. Routine maintenance is essential to ensure your vehicle's reliability over time.
Not Using the Parking Brake
Many drivers neglect to use the parking brake when parking their vehicles. Using the parking brake can prevent wear and tear on the transmission and prevent the vehicle from rolling away.
Not Replacing Worn-Out Wipers
Wipers are essential for maintaining visibility during inclement weather conditions. Neglecting to replace worn-out wipers can lead to poor visibility and a potential safety hazard.
Driving aggressively, such as speeding and sudden braking, can put unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle's tires, brakes, and suspension.
Avoid these common mistakes and keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come. If you have any concerns or questions about your vehicle, we invite you to bring it in for an inspection at Prestige Auto Repair.