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5 Best Practices To Gradually Kill Your Car



There are people who pay little or no attention to their car. All they are after is wake up, enter their car, start it and finally, zoom off.
The persons that fall under this category do not know what it means to take proper care of their car. Your car is analogous to your body, if you don’t take care of it, it will breakdown someday.
It will not just break down, it will inconvenience you, it will eat deep into your pocket just to mention but a few.

This post if for the stubborn people that would want to spoil their car.
If you practice what you read here, in no distant time, your car will show for it.


1. Neglect checking the fluids in your car:
Car fluids are essential in your car. They are like blood in the human body. The fluids should be at the recommended level at all time. Running your car on low fluids will gradually damage your car.
Low clutch fluid for example can result to problem with the transmission of your car.
Such fluid include: engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid etc


2. Always redline your car:
It depends on the type of car you drive, supercars can withstand redlining because they are engineered to do so. But 99 percent of the time, It is bad to redline.
When you redline your car, it creates more friction between your car piston and cylinder walls; this doesn’t make your car happy at all. Redlining is an abusive practice to a car.


3. Over stress your engine while stuck in the mud:
Nobody likes to be stuck in the mud. And when someone is unfortunate and get stuck, they will do all they can to unleash the power of the engine so far they can get the car out.
A lot of people tend to be switching gears and rocking the car back and forth. You might successfully drive out the car but it will be to the expense of some things.
The stress on the transmission and drivetrain can cause internals to break under the pressure.


4. Drive on very low fuel:
Driving on a very low fuel in your car can be the easiest way to shorten the lifespan of your car fuel pump.
The fuel in the fuel tank serves as a lubricant to cool of this fuel pumps as you drive your car. When you run on very low fuel, there is this tendency for your fuel pump to take in dirt sediments and rusts inside the fuel tank.


5. Ignore faults and warning light:
Most cars are programmed to show warning lights once something is about to go wrong or  going wrong.
When you neglect these warning lights, you are exposing your car to its death. Same goes to when you manage faults in your car. No fault is too small to be neglected because one thing can lead to another.


To be on the safer side, always take it up as a responsibility to take care of your car.


Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.

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