Your car's condition is a direct reflection of your driving habits. The better your car's condition, the better your driving habits, and vice-versa. Little things here and there may seem harmless, but their effect over time will affect the vehicle's condition. Many bad driving habits could be damaging your vehicle, including:
Hard Starts and Stops
Speeding off after the traffic turns green may be fun, but it is a habit that will hurt your car. The blast of speed programs your vehicle at higher fuel consumption rates and will reduce the car's gas mileage over time.
On other hand, coming to a sudden stop to test your braking horsepower or to avoid accidents is occasionally necessary. However, too much of it will significantly stress the braking system. It will soon become inefficient, making braking consistency suffers.
Racing Over Speed Bumps and Potholes
Speed bumps are meant to encourage slower driving, and you should comply. Many people speed over bumps which are very dangerous as a car could flip. It also damages the suspension system, steering, wheel alignment, and exhaust system.
Potholes are just as hazardous, if not more than speedbumps. Slamming into a pothole at speed would mean a burst tire. Your wheel alignment, steering, and suspension will also take a beating.
Driving With The Fuel Light On
Whenever you see the fuel light go on, you should add some gas to your car as soon as possible. Unfortunately, most people ignore the warning and drive with the light on, which is a terrible habit.
Gasoline is a coolant in the vehicle's fuel system. Therefore, when there is little fuel in the tank, some parts will overheat and malfunction.
Avoid the three driving habits described above, and your car will be in better shape. Cultivate good driving habits and take better care of your car.