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5 Car Care Mistakes People Make

Have you ever wondered if you're doing something that can damage your car without even knowing it? A lot of people do, even though they aren't aware of it. In fact, some of us may be doing more harm than good to our cars. Here are some examples of common but damaging things we do to our vehicles.

1. Using cleaning materials that aren't made for cars.

Apparently, a lot of people use dish washing soap for washing their cars. This is one cause of dull and fading paint. Using harsh materials for scrubbing such as rough fabrics also cause minute scratches that can accumulate over time.

2. Driving recklessly.

Overspeeding, sudden swerving, revving your engine, and other habits that push your car to the limit not only increases the risk of car damage but also puts your life in danger. These habits are also the main cause of road accidents.

3. Skipping regular maintenance.

 It's never enough to emphasize the importance of regular car maintenance. Without it, you wouldn't know what problems your car already has and what consequences it may have to your vehicle and even your safety. Routine car care habits such as changing oil and checking the brakes are also highly recommended.

4. Not listening to the mechanic.

Some people are just too skeptical, even towards professional mechanics. They either take a mechanic's word too lightly or heavily. It's similar to how a person self-diagnoses himself despite a doctor's advice. You may either think there's nothing wrong with your car and your mechanic just wants to make a quick buck, or your mechanic is too lax and there's something that seriously needs to be fixed asap.

5. Doing too much DIY.

A little DIY here and there isn't bad, especially if the problem is small. However, tinkering with your car without any professional or reliable knowledge about its parts and functions can bring great problems. You might even be worsening the problem instead of solving it, putting your life in danger when you drive.

Which of these car care mistakes do you make? It's time to change your ways and be a more mindful and careful driver and car owner!

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