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Car maintenance: Don't skip these 8 moves

Check your tire pressure
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Brocoff says all drivers should learn how to manually check their tire pressure.

"Too little or too much pressure is a safety hazard that can cause a blowout, which in turn can cause a major accident," Brocoff says.

If you have a blowout, you'll have to replace one or more tires at a cost of $142 to $177 for each tire installed, according to Consumer Reports.

Woroch points out that if your tire pressure is off, you may burn more fuel unnecessarily.

"You definitely need to read your owners manual to know when to check your tire pressure and to change your oil," Woroch says. "If you're forgetful, set calendar alerts on your smartphone to remind yourself to take care of it."

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