Cost-Saving Car Maintenance Tips

May 21, 2024

How does saving thousands of dollars in car repairs sound? We’re here to share some maintenance tips that may do just that! Check them out below:

  • Check your spare tire – It’s just as important to keep the backup tire inflated as it is to the four tires under your car. Test the air pressure of your driving tires and spare tire once a month.
  • Change the oil – Since oil affects many of your car’s functions, oil problems can be costly to fix. Pay as little as $25 to change your oil, and generally do so every 5,000 miles.
  • Keep the battery clean – If you don’t keep it clean, it could develop a crack or not function properly. Test your battery twice a year and inspect it for corrosion.
  • Replace the brake pads – Check the brake fluid every time you change the oil. If it’s dark in color, reach out to a mechanic to get your brake fluid changed and see if a new system is needed.
  • Replace your air filter – Change your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles, as using an old air filter can lead to significant – and costly – problems for your air conditioning system.
  • Get your tires rotated – Rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, and you can extend their life–and save yourself $400 to $800 for a brand-new set of four.

Got any car maintenance tips to add to this list? Comment them below! And as always, reach out to our team with any auto insurance questions–we’re here to help.