Where Oh Where Is The Wear
Most of us have personal bad habits we’ve adopted that impact our overall health. It may be eating too many snacks or too much fast food, watching too much television, failing to use sunscreen, drinking too much soda or a host of other things that are bad for us.
That list of bad habits has also trickled over to our vehicles. Many drivers are doing, or failing to do, things that are likely to shorten the life of their vehicle and bring about significant costs at an auto repair facility down the road.
Here are a few bad habits that can wear your vehicle down:
- Letting It Idle
Not only does idling your vehicle for long periods waste gasoline, it also leads to build up on your spark plugs and can decrease how efficiently they work.
- Failing to Maintain Tires
Poorly inflated tires impact your vehicle’s handling and braking. You may even experience a tire blow out on the road, causing a very dangerous situation for those in the vehicle and other travelers on the road. Be sure to keep an eye on your tires’ tread. Know how to properly inflate your tires and when to replace them in order to keep your vehicle operating at its best.
- Driving Too Fast
Keep your need for speed in check to avoid wear and tear on your tires and brakes. Worn brakes make it harder to stop on a dime or to slow the car during inclement weather.
- Riding Your Brakes or Clutch
Simply put, riding either your brakes or your clutch is going to land you in the repair shop. Costly repairs are the likely result.
- Toasting Your Vehicle’s Insides
Heat and the sun are your vehicle’s enemies. Failing to use sunshades to protect your car’s interior can cost you as surfaces fade, crack or warp.
- Forgetting To Apply That Protective Wax
The sun can also wreak havoc on your paint if you don’t protect it with a good coat of wax.
Some wear and tear merely impacts a vehicle’s resale value. Tire, brake and engine wear, however, can increase your collision risk.
Should you find yourself in need of collision repair, give Golden Auto Body & Paint a call. Our certified technicians are ready to answer any questions you have about the auto collision repair process. We have convenient hours. Stop by and see us today.
Golden Auto Body & Paint
Collision Repair Specialists Since 1987
2222 S. Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Golden Auto Body & Paint places great importance on the high quality of our materials and workmanship. We are very confident in our repairs. That’s why our team backs all of our repair work with a written lifetime warranty.
If there’s ever something in relation to your repair that needs to be corrected, bring your vehicle back to our shop and we’ll make it right.