As crucial as it is to keep not only our tires but the car itself in good condition, none of us want to spend more money than we need to on maintenance, repairs, and replacements. But, unless you’re an amateur car mechanic, it can be challenging to know where you need to spend your hard-earned dollars and where you can save.
Fortunately, it’s not too hard to be a little more fiscally responsible with our car repairs without sacrificing safety. Start by reading through your owner’s manual; following the recommendations will help you prevent costly repairs. Then, make full use of your warranty, both for scheduled maintenance and for any repairs that are covered. From there, it’s time for a bit of DIY on simpler things like changing oil, filters, battery, brake pads, and spark plugs.
Reputable YouTube channels like ChrisFix offer tutorials that’ll help even newbies feel comfortable under the hood.
Of course, if you’re more comfortable, it’s always OK to go the professional route. You can still save a few bucks by checking discount parts websites, looking for coupon codes, and buying used or rebuild parts when applicable.
And that’s not all! Learn a few more cost-saving tips in this infographic.
Infographic by Say Insurance