Top 10 car maintenance mistakes

By amber

Here are the top 10 car maintenance mistakes and what you can do to avoid them:

1. Mistake: Not getting someone to check your tires at least 2x a year.

Solution: Check your owner's manual for suggested pressure and rotation check periods.

2. Mistake: Not replacing your wiper blades when the rubber has hardened and makes squeaking noises.

Solution: Replacing your wiper blades very fall is ideal, and more frequently in certain climates.

3. Mistake: Not changing your spark plugs every 100,000 miles.

Solution: Check and replace your spark plugs, coolant and timing belt every 60, 000 and 120, 000 miles all together to save you time and effort.

4. Mistake: Filling up your car with higher-than-required octane.

Solution: Use the correct octane for your engine's rating ONLY. Not doing so wastes your money, and does not improve your engine's performance.