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5 Driving Habits That Affect My Vehicle's Maintenance Schedule

5 Driving Habits That Affect My Vehicle's Maintenance Schedule

The long and short of it: yes, your driving habits affect your vehicle's maintenance schedule. Although driving styles differ, some will necessitate more frequent maintenance. Have a look at some examples. Quick acceleration Speeding places strain on your vehicle's engine, transmission system, and wheels, leading to quicker wear and tear. Additionally, rapid acceleration will increase your fuel consumption and further negatively impact your budget. The solution is to accelerate gradually and maintain a constant speed. Riding the brake Some drivers apply constant pressure to the break, ever so lightly, to reduce speed. Continuous breaking will negatively impact your brake's lifetime as well as the longevity of your vehicle's brake fluid. The outcome will be quicker wear and even failure to brake. It is better to brake in short bursts or reduce your overall speed by changing gear to save the brakes and prevent overheating. Shifting without stopping Shifting gear w ... read more