Sunday, 16 December 2018


Buying a car is a big investment, and for most of us, a car is something we want to keep running for as long as possible. But sometimes our own bad habits are the worst enemy of a car. What are you owed?

Ignore the parking brake

 Even if you are parked on a level surface, there is really no reason not to use the parking brake. If you do not engage the parking brake, the entire weight of your vehicle is placed on a small piece of metal in the transmission, the parking pawl. It's only
about as big as your finger, so it can wear out if you hold that weight. By using the parking brake, the load is relieved, which keeps sensitive transmission components longer.

Keep the tank low

 Many fuel pumps stay cool when they stay submerged in the fuel. So if you regularly run to a quarter or less, there is a risk that the fuel pump must be replaced faster. Paying more at the gas station may sting, but it does not hurt as much as needing a new fuel pump.

Abrupt change of car reverse

 It may not seem that bad at the moment, but over time such sudden changes in direction can really damage your transmission. Stop completely before moving on instead. This only adds a second of time and will prevent future damage to the engine, transmission or axle.

Turning before the engine is hot

Letting your car rest for a minute or two just after starting is a good idea. It helps to distribute the oil in the engine and to put the engine block and the oil at temperature. Running the engine will not speed up the process. In fact, this could cause easily avoided damage. The cold regime causes sudden changes in temperature that create a constraint between the well-fitting components of the engine. Just give it 60 seconds before you hit the road and everything has warmed up for reliable performance.

Flooring when you do not need it

All car enthusiasts feel the temptation to exercise at full speed from time to time. A problem with this is that you usually have to crush the brakes to slow down. Neither is good for your car. A strong acceleration consumes a ton of fuel and imposes a heavy load on the components of the transmission. Full force stops cause rapid wear of the brake pads and rotors.

Using the switch as a hand rest

Driving a car with a manual gearbox can be a lot of fun, and as you row through the aisles, it feels like you have one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the gear lever. Not If you keep your hand on the gear lever, the bushings and synchronizers of the gearbox are overloaded, which leads to premature wear. It is best to leave both hands on the steering wheel. They help your transmission and can take over control if you need to make a sudden steering maneuver.

The clutch abuse

If you stop, hold the clutch to the ground. In this way, you can progressively move forward when traffic is moving, or you can be ready when the light turns green. However, if you leave the clutch in the stopped state, the surfaces will scratch against each other, causing them to wear out and create the possibility of failure. The release bearing, the release arm and the pressure plate can also be damaged. Instead of driving the clutch with the shift lever engaged, use the neutral gear lever to disengage the clutch. When it's time to go, engage the clutch, grab first and drive.

It carries too much weight

The more car weighs, the more emphasis on its drive system, its suspension and braking, and the more fuel it consumes - it's so easy. Do everything you can to make your car as easy as possible. We do not recommend that the air conditioner or sound system be cut, but clean the excess waste. While removing a few pounds of weight, you can only add an extra mile to a gas boiler, which can really make a difference in the long run. Make sure the car is stocked daily with daily supplies and stores the residue elsewhere.

The Brake Rides Down

Sometimes you have to brake if you go down to avoid running too fast. However, this may cause the brake pads and rotor parts to warm up, causing wear and increase the risk of overheating or deflection. As a solution, try to switch to a lower gear. Natural decompression in the drive chain helps to maintain the car at a safe speed. So if you have to find the brakes, you'll find it more efficient.

Ignoring Warning Signs

 Any strange vibrations, intermittent groans, occasional knocks or other unusual symptoms should be investigated immediately. You may not feel any problem, but the longer you wait, the more trouble you may be if a part suddenly fails and you stay on the edge of the road.

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