Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tips For Saving Money On Your Car By Spending Money On Your Car
While some people call their car an "investment," this is not strictly true, as nearly all cars depreciate in value over time (and if you want a car that will appreciate in value, you will have to wait a long time before this happens!). Generally speaking, every time you take your car on the road - with each mile on the odometer, and with every bit of wear and tear on your engine - it loses a bit of value. But the fact that your car is not an investment does not mean that you should also be stuck having to spend lots of money on your car! If you know the specific areas where you should spend money on your car, you can save yourself money in the long run. Of course, repairs on your car are often completely unexpected, and they will usually be the things with your car that end up costing you a lot of money. You can prevent problems in the long run, however, by absorbing the "expected" cost of changing your oil every 3,000 miles. It is also important that your car is never low on oil, so any time you stop for gas, you should also take the time to check your oil. A couple other things you need to protect are your fuel lines and your engine; every once in a while when you get gas, you should spend a little bit extra to protect these. Every month or two, make sure you add some fuel injector cleaner as well as some engine cleaner. As for the cosmetics of your car - it can certainly be frustrating when you have to shell out extra money on a paint job in order for your car to look presentable. By making sure you do not need a paint job - that is, by keeping your car clean and making sure dirt is not eroding your paint - you will be able to avoid this nuisance! It might seem like a hassle to spend the time on these little, periodic things; but it is much better to spend money on these expected expenses than to end up with something unexpected down the road!