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These habits can cause longterm damage to your vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, February 21st, 2020 at 6:34 PM
Car driving close to a pothole in the road

Driving habits that damage your car

Have you ever been driving somewhere, ran over a bump, and noticed that your vehicle did not run the same after? We think that everyone has done this at some point. As a result, we put together a brief list of driving habits that damage your car. Hopefully, if you avoid the items on this list, it will help improve the longevity of your vehicle!

Three Bad driving habits it is time to break

Many of us have been for driving for many years. As a result, we have gotten lazy when it comes to certain things. Check out the list below and see what habits you can change to avoid damaging your vehicle.

Not stopping when going from reverse to drive, or drive to reverse

How many times do you quickly back out of a parking spot and throw your vehicle into drive? This is actually terrible for the transmission. The transmission is built to smoothly go from one gear to another and it relies on the brakes to do so. Even the slightest movement can cause massive damage to your vehicle’s transmission.

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Check Engine Light

Ignoring dashboard warning lights or funny sounds

Even though it can be scary, there is a reason that a dashboard light turns on: there is something wrong under the hood. If you ignore a light or a funny sound, you risk damaging your engine in a major way. To avoid this, just make an appointment with your trusted mechanic and get your vehicle looked at.

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Speeding over potholes or speed bumps

Pothole Damage on road

Sometimes you do not see a pothole or a speed bump until it is is too late. Although you do not purposely run over these items quickly, it still causes issues to your vehicle. Some of the items that can be affected include alignment, suspension, steering, and various parts found under the vehicle. It is important to make sure that you are on the lookout for potholes and speed bumps so that you can go over them slowly or avoid them altogether.

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Do you have questions about driving habits that can damage your vehicle? Please stop out and see us at Coast to Coast Motors. Our friendly team would be happy to discuss these topics as well as other questions you have!