4 Money-Saving Car Maintenance Tips

Every daily driver knows that keeping your vehicle in good running condition is an important part of ownership. I mean, significant repairs can cost a small fortune depending on the make and model of your vehicle and maintenance and repairs can rise in cost too.

A vehicle’s safety depends on several factors, including its make, model, year and size and then newer cars come equipped with advanced safety features like more airbags, electronic stability and crash avoidance technology. But it's not always the technical stuff that can go awry. So here are my 4 money-saving car maintenance tips...

Use a Trusted Mechanic
Remember, a little care goes a long way in helping to keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible. If you are in need of new components to your car, it's best to get the professionally fitted. And you can find reliable car brakes in Northampton which are available at Calmac Tyres Autocentre as well as a whole host of other aspects of car maintenance.

Check Your Fluids
Monitoring your vehicle’s oil, water, transmission fluid and brake fluids is fairly simple and can potentially save you hundreds of pounds in repairs. You can easily locate each of these fluid reservoirs by checking your vehicle’s owner’s manual, or if you don't have that then a quick Google will point it out. 

Don’t Ignore Your Engine Light
Most of us have experienced that moment of panic when the engine warning light shines on the dashboard. This little light is an indication that something may be wrong with the car, and it also registers an error code sent from the vehicle’s computer. It is so important to have this checked as soon as possible, as even though the problem may be as small as a loose cap or a misfiring spark plug, it can also mean a more serious issue with the electrical system, engine functionality or something that could become dangerous. 

Tyre Maintenance
Tyre maintenance is an often overlooked part of the car, but the tyres are such an important piece of your vehicle. Worn or under-inflated tyres can drastically reduce your stopping distance when braking, and improper alignment can cause tires to wear unevenly, making them dangerous. 


  1. Very good advice, thank you. It's best to err on the side of caution with car maintenance.

  2. Good points, especially the tyres. They can severely reduce your mpg if not inflated properly!

  3. Thanks so much for this, really really helpful :)

  4. I've had a few issues with my car recently and I've only had it a few months. I've learnt a lot more about cars though having had different problems to deal with x

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