Bad Driving Habits That Could be Damaging Your Vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 9:19 pm
Would you damage your car on purpose? What if you were doing it on accident and didn’t even know it? Many people have some bad driving habits that they do not realize are hurting their vehicles. Continue reading below to learn about a few bad driving habits and see if you are taking the best care of your car that you can!

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Bad Driving Habits to Avoid

  • Not applying the parking brake when you are parked. Parking brakes are helpful not only when your vehicle is parked on an incline but also on flat ground. Using the parking brake puts less stress on the parking pawl that is in the transmission.
  • Hauling around unnecessary weight. Many people do not realize that they are carrying around unnecessary items in their vehicle. Having extra weight in the vehicle adds stress on the brakes, suspension and drivetrain components.
  • Only keeping a small amount of fuel in your car regularly. Although sometimes you do not want to fill up your vehicle with gas, it could save you money in the long run. Your vehicle’s fuel pump has a better chance of overheating when it is not submerged.
  • Shifting between drive and reverse before your vehicle is completely stopped. This is a common habit for people when they are in a hurry or when they are backing out of a parking space, but by doing so they are putting strain on the drivetrain.
  • Not paying attention when your vehicle makes an unfamiliar noise. If a dashboard light comes on or you notice something unusual going on with your vehicle, be sure to take it to a mechanic.

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