3 Tips to Save Money on Car Maintenance

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These days, with the economy in shambles more and more people are looking for ways to save money on car maintenance. One of the best ways that you can save money is to spend just a little bit. Repair bills are very expensive even for minor repairs as many mechanic shops charge over $50 an hour for labor. Some car dealerships charge as much is $200 an hour for repair labor. Here's a few tips that you can use to save money on your car maintenance.

1) Oil Change Intervals. If you have a newer car you may be surprised that in your owner's manual it may only recommend that you change the oil in your car every 4500 or 7500 miles. Newer vehicles that have engines that are designed and built with more precise specifications do not have as much internal friction. Therefore, many newer vehicles do not require that their oil be changed every 3000 miles as was the norm in later models. You can save money on oil changes. Simply consult your owner's manual for this information.

2) Lucas Fuel Treatment. One of the best products that I have ever used his Lucas fuel treatment. This is labeled as an upper cylinder lubricants and has saved me from having to buy new fuel injectors as well as, extended the engine life of several vehicles that I have owned. While it is controversial with some people as to whether or not fuel additives work, this one additive that lubricates the entire fuel system as well as the upper fuel chambers in the engine is one of the best products that I have ever used and would recommend to anyone. This can save you money significantly as the cost of replacing fuel injectors and related parts can be very costly.

3) Inexpensive Extended Auto Warranties. You can obtain an inexpensive car warranty on the car that you currently own for a fraction of the cost of buying it through a car dealership, by buying direct.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27