Car maintenance: Don't skip these 8 moves
Don't neglect car maintenance
Whether you have a shiny new vehicle or a tired clunker, car maintenance is your responsibility. Following the rules about oil changes and regularly scheduled appointments with your favorite mechanic takes care of both your car and your wallet. Neglecting to spend $20 on a simple car repair or maintenance project and ignoring your manufacturer's recommendations for an oil change could end up costing you thousands. The best source of information on your responsibilities can be found right in your glove compartment.
"No one wants to read the owners manual, but it will save you a ton of time, trouble and money down the road," says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, a website for service-company listings.
Read on to find out which car maintenance moves are worth taking on and which car maintenance mistakes are the costliest.