6. Don’t fear the check engine light.
The most common reason your check engine light appears on your dashboard is because your gas cap isn’t fastened well enough, causing oxygen to enter through the gas line. Often, what appears on your dashboard depends on the design of the vehicle or software issues instead of actual problems with the car.
7. You probably don’t need special additives.
A car specialist or mechanic must suggest certain additives for your engine, gas tank, or transmission to help improve your car’s performance. Realistically, your car already gets special additives from gasoline and engine oil. The important thing to remember here is simply to regularly change the oil.
8. Online driving courses can really help improve your driving experience.
There are many benefits to taking online driving courses: they can help you save money on car insurance, get points off your driving record, and keep you up-to-date on driving laws.
9. Avoid speeding.
Unless you’re starring in The Fast and the Furious, you should never go past speed limits while driving. Not only does this increase your risk of getting into an accident and into trouble with the law, basic math shows that speeding only helps on long trips. This is because the faster you’re going, the more you’ll need to exceed the speed limit, but by the same proportionate increase. On a trip less than 500 miles, which is already over an hour long, the most you can save is 12 minutes.
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