9 Ways to Keep Your Car Running for Less

9 Ways to Keep Your Car Running for Less

1. Check out problems sooner rather than later. This is like saying “Don’t let a cold turn into pneumonia.” For example, a torn CV boot is a common problem and a simple repair. Delay getting it fixed, though, and you’ll end up by the side of the road, unable to drive.

2. Want your car to last? Don’t use it. Chances are there are plenty of times you drive when you could be walking, biking, carpooling or taking public transportation — choices that are better for the environment, your wallet and your health, too.

3. Short trips of less than 10 minutes can be particularly hard on a car, resulting in excessive wear and tear. On a short trip, the engine never has a chance to reach normal operating temperature. As a result, water that’s a by-product of combustion stays inside your car’s engine and exhaust. Water is one of three ingredients necessary to make rust (you’ve already got oxygen and metal), and rust kills.

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