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7 Driving Habits That Wreck Your Car and Drain Your Wallet

Sometimes it takes a crisis to make people think of their driving habits and vehicles.  Although most of you have been driving for a long time there are few practices, that when followed often end up damaging your car and the environment

The best way to get rid of these bad habits is to replace them with good habits. So, before it is too late, check out those habits which can sabotage your car.

 

Don’t Rest Your Hand On The Gear Stick

It is always advisable to use both hands for steering, although most of us have the habit of resting our hand on the gear stick. Also, the constant pressure on the gear stick turns it into a kind of cocktail shaker, displacing synchronizers and gears. This leads to other problems while shifting gears.

 

Don’t Wait Till The Tank Is Empty To Refuel

Mechanical impurities accumulate in the fuel tank and it forms sediments when the car is not in use. This dirt causes damage to the fuel pump and filters. If the tank is not half full in winters it results in the formation of large amounts of condensate. And water during freezing winter in the fuel tank can lead to deformation and other problems.

 

Braking Frequently

If you keep braking frequently, you might have to replace brake pad and discs regularly. And changing of brake hoses and keeping a check on the brake fluid level will prevent accidents.

 

Suspicious Sounds

Any sounds like creaking or unusual noises mostly points at a malfunction. When the car starts emitting suspicious sounds, always run proper diagnostics to identify the problem, else cars often break down in the middle of the road.

 

Running A Cold Engine At High Revs

Don’t run the engine at more than 2,000 revs until the gauge indicates operating temperature. Always, keep the engine running for 1-2 minutes in freezing conditions before pulling away.

 

Downhill Driving

Setting the foot on the brake pedal continuously while driving downhill, their foot on the brake pedal while driving downhill. In turn shift to a lower gear and initiate engine braking.