Saving Money On Oil Change

My husband doing car maintenance

Saturdays are the most convenient days to do house and car maintenance.  I am very happy that my husband takes care of everything for me when it comes to pampering the car and stuff like that.

My car is due for an oil change this month.  We do not want to spend a lot of money going to the car service so he does it on his own.  Like his father, my husband keeps everything well-maintained.  I own the car for almost three years.  It is a Toyota Scion and runs very well.

Like everybody else who owns a car for the very first time, I treat it like a baby too.  It means a lot to me because it takes me to the places I want to go.  Traveling has been very easy for me now that I have a car.  And with a valid Driver’s License I can drive whenever, wherever.

So I am advising those who own a vehicle to change oil when needed.  It is very important to keep your vehicle in good condition to avoid problems.  Be gentle to your vehicle.  Take good care of it like the way you take care of yourself.

A Nice Bath For My Car

We are going to Tyler for Easter this weekend.  And as per husband’s order, I took the car to the car wash service this morning.  So, I went to Hacienda Car Wash again in Rockwall to give my darling vehicle a nice bath.  So far, their service is good and quick.  The minimum charge is $21.95 – wash, vacuum, wax, fragrance…but I picked the next amount which is $24.95 because it includes tire polishing.  I always get New Car scent for my car.  The deluxe car wash is a little higher.

The reason why my husband wants the car cleaned before we go to Tyler because he does not want to wash the car at his parents house.  His dad will make him do so.  He wants to be able to relax and enjoy the weekend rather than scrubbing the car on a Saturday at his parents’.  My father-in-law is very particular with car maintenance.

I like my car clean too.  It runs really nice on the road.  You can tell the difference between driving a dirty and clean car.  Taking good care of our vehicles is very important to prevent damage.  A well-maintained car is far from immediate wear and tear.  It is our means of transportation and traveling companion on the road so treat our cars it as part of our family.

Do you take your car to a Car Wash or do you do it yourself at home?

Road Travel Is Always Great When Driving A Well-Conditioned Vehicle

If you want your vehicle to live longer and stay running in your possession, you have to take care of it like you take care of yourself.  Cars, trucks, motorcycle…whatever means of transportation you use for work or travel, a good maintenance is needed to keep it in excellent condition.

1.  Car Wash

Like any other things you own, your vehicle needs to be cleaned too.  Dust, mud, bugs, and other dirt should be removed.  If you do not wash your car on weekends, take it to a Car Wash service.  Usually you will pay $24 at the minimum for the service that includes interior vacuuming, polish, and fragrance.  I always get the New Car scent for mine.  When driving, you can tell the difference between recently cleaned against previously dirty.

2.  Tires

Whenever we’re on the road, sometimes we cannot avoid to run over a sharp nail or debris that cause tire inflation problems.  If you do have a flat tire, replace it immediately.

3.  Change Oil

If your car warning signals and you see the Maintenance Required or similar, that means it is time to change oil.  It does that if your car reached the allocated mileage in between change oils.

4.  Gas

Every vehicle requires different types of gasoline.  The performance of your car depends on the gas you put in it.  If you have a preference and you think it works better on your car, then stick to it.  My car runs better when I put Shell gasoline in it.

These tips are based on my own experience that I consider major points.  I know there are more vehicle maintenance tips available out there.  Taking good care of our vehicle is very important to avoid problems and, also, keep us from spending lots of money on repairs.  Road travel is always great when we are driving a well-conditioned vehicle.