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Costs of Owning a Car

Car maintenance for less

Maintaining a car can be costly, that’s why we’ve included some maintenance tips to make your money go further, as well as improve the resale value of your car.

Check your tyres for the correct air pressure and safe tread. This includes the spare tyre. Aside from the safety aspect, having the correct air pressure will also save you petrol. And don’t forget to rotate your tyres for even wear.

Other monthly checks include headlights and taillights as well as the oil level. Change the oil every three months.

Check your battery connections for corrosion. If necessary, clean the battery by disconnecting it first and then using a mixture of water and baking soda.

But it’s not just what’s under the bonnet that counts. Protect the paint on your car by washing it every month and waxing it every few months to keep that shine.

If you're looking to save on the costs of car ownership, consider getting a better vehicle insurance quote.

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