Purchasing a car is expensive enough, but with the added costs of insurance, tabs and maintenance, additional costs can mount up quickly. Needless to say, this can make quite a dent in your bank account. This infographic, created by Australian Car News, outlines 10 tips to help you avoid expensive car repairs. These tips include familiarizing yourself with your vehicle; sending your car in for regular servicing and preventative maintenance; handling small problems right away in order to prevent them from becoming bigger issues; listen to and abide by the manufacturer’s recommendations on things such as when to change the oil, filters and spark plugs; paying attention to warning lights; never driving on a near-empty tank; taking care of your tires; cleaning the car battery terminal; learning to do it yourself when it comes to simple repairs; and shopping around and comparing prices with a RepairPal app.
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