You will kill your car if you do these following 5 things

Jul 10, 2017 | Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
Here are 5 common yet very harmful things that drivers usually do to their cars.
Proper maintenance can go a long way toward saving money, avoiding unecessary troubles and protecting your vehicle investment. However, auto care doesn't seem to be a top priority for car owners. Sometimes, they might not event realize that they are doing things that adversely affect the safety, performance, and value of their cars. 

Philkose has listed 5 common harmful things that drivers should avoid doing immediately to protect their vehicles.
 

1. Neglect your car's wheels

Make sure to pay attention to the tire’s inflation and tread depth. An underinflated tire is not able to maintain its shape and tends to be flatter than intended while in contact with the road. It results in unsafety, poor gas mileage and bad performance if you don’t replace it soon.
 

2. Don’t usually clean your car

Don't let damaging chemicals and dirt cause major problems to your beloved car. Regularly wash the car to avoid rust from road salt and negative impact visibility.
 
A man is washing a black car

 Make sure to pay attention to the tire’s inflation and tread depth
 

3. Don’t follow maintenance schedule 

Anyone who has ever spent numerous money having their car repaired will say to you “don’t ignore preventive maintenance”. The reason is that scheduled inspections and timely repairs will keep your car running efficiently and give you a chance of looking for anything serious before it becomes a major problem, so you can save a lot of money.
 
 A mechanic is inspecting a car

Scheduled inspections and timely repairs will keep your car running efficiently
 

4. Don’t replace oil filter regularly

Your car’s filters play an extremely important role in prolong the longevity of your car and interior comfort. However, if you forget replacing filters regularly, your vehicle will have some negative symptoms such as poor gas mileage, hesitation while accelerating, and musty odor in the cabin.
 
 Oil being poured into filter

Your car’s filters play an extremely important role in prolong the longevity of your car and interior comfort
 
 

5. Ignore check-engine light

If the check engine light comes on, there must be something wrong with the vehicle system, such as the fuel injection, ignition, or emission control, even if your car seems to be running normally.
 
The warning light will make an alert as soon as your car’s engine has any problems. Never ignore the check engine light otherwise you will damage your car.
 
A check-engine light

The warning light will make an alert when your car’s engine has problem
 
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