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Ownership and maintenance of automobiles: can we afford not to learn?

The automobile is one of the most useful inventions in the history of mankind. While some consider that the automobile is a property or a very valuable personal asset, others only use public transport, avoiding the difficulties involved in having and maintaining a car or automobile.

Are you one of those who only know how to start a car, drive it and then park it, without knowing how it works or how to keep it in perfect condition?

Can we really afford not to pay attention to this modern invention of convenience, and learn to own it and keep it as a prized possession?

Consider the level of your knowledge about automobiles and their maintenance.

Do you know how much it takes for a new or used car to become a roadworthy vehicle before it can hit the road?

Do you know that you need to have adequate car insurance coverage and where can you get it?

Can you perform the rudimentary verification of your car’s engine, the engine oil level, the spark plug change, the oil change, the windshield wiper change?

Do you know what to do to ensure the safety of the car during the winter months?

If your answers to all these questions are negative, then it is important that you begin to take action and learn.

Engine mechanics can tell you that regular checks and routine maintenance can add years to the life of your car and ensure many years of smooth and trouble-free operation.

Assuming you want to learn, here are some topics for you to investigate and start with:

  1. How to buy a new car
  2. How to buy a used car, and not be scammed.
  3. How to calculate your road insurance and where to get cheap insurance coverage.
  4. How to prepare a routine maintenance plan in your car.
  5. How to perform rudimentary controls on your car.
  6. How to change a car tire (You will be surprised that many do not know what tools are suitable and how to really change the tires!)
  7. How to know that the car’s battery is discharged and when to replace it?
  8. How to drive safely.
  9. How to preserve the color of the car and extend its shine.
  10. How to extract the best mileage for your car and save fuel.
  11. How and where to sell your car when you change to a new one.

Challenge yourself to acquire new skills and new knowledge about car ownership and maintenance, and start enjoying the use of your car. By understanding your car and how to use and maintain it, you will find a new appreciation and value for this modern convenience, and you will be glad that someone in the past invented the combustion engine so that you can now enjoy the fruits of your labor.

You will also find that the costs of owning and operating a car will go down, and the level of your enjoyment of car use will increase.

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