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Helpful Guide To Keep Your Car Maintenance Costs Low

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You have shelled out a fair amount to buy your car. But what about its upkeep? If the lakhs of rupees spent on buying a car seemed expensive; excluding ever-increasing fuel costs, consider how much you will end up spending in maintaining your car until the time you decide to upgrade.

With some discipline and effort, there are measures you can take so that your vehicle remains in good health.

Take a look at our helpful guide on how you can keep your car maintenance costs drastically low.

Follow Good Driving Habits

Inconsistent and extreme driving can prove expensive by causing excessive strain on the engine and other components of the car. This will result in premature wear and tear leading to frequent garage trips. To avoid this always try to maintain a steady speed, change gears smoothly and accelerate gradually.

    

  1. Get your car serviced regularly – Following the service schedule as given in the car’s user manual will keep your car in good condition and performing efficiently. It can also detect and resolve potential problems in time that will save you from huge repair or replacement costs.

 

  1. Preserve battery life – The car battery is a vital component and having to replace it is a big expense. To prevent drain and extend the life of the battery, remove unnecessary electric gadgets from the car. 

 

  1. Choose the right car insurance – This can actually be your most crucial cost saver. Buying car insurance policy will safeguard you financially from most losses and damage, such as accidents, theft, or Third Part Liability. It is advisable to take suitable add-on covers such as zero depreciation, roadside assistance, consumables to maximise cost benefit.

 

  1. Keep a check on the tyre pressure – Tyre pressure should not be less or more than what is recommended by the manufacturer. It will differ as per the car’s make and model. If the tyre pressure is not set as specified it can result in inconsistent handling and lesser fuel efficiency, which will prove costly in the long run.

 

  1. Change engine oil periodically – Monitor engine oil closely especially during the first few service intervals. The health of the car engine and therefore the vehicles’ optimal performance, depend a lot on the quality and level of engine oil.  

 

  1. Clean and change air filter at regular intervals – If the air filter is regularly maintained and kept clean or replaced if needed, it will keep the engine clean, protecting it from dust and dirt particles and preventing potential damage.

 

A lot will also depend on the brand and type of car you own, because some premium, high-end cars are expensive to maintain. But then it is even more important to ensure that you have car insurance to keep yourself covered.

Buying car insurance is super convenient. All you have to do is go online to the insurance provider’s website and complete the process in a few simple steps.

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