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Auto Mechanics Share 8 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

Newer cars have many safety features that ensure that the car runs smoothly and you arrive at your destination without trouble. This includes features like blocking the conflicting commands as well as warning the driver about potential issues.

Newer cars have many safety features that ensure that the car runs smoothly and you arrive at your destination without trouble. This includes features like blocking the conflicting commands as well as warning the driver about potential issues.

Here is a list of things that auto mechanics advise that you should never do with your car. These are not just car tips, they are car rules:

Car Rule #1: Auto mechanics advise that you should never press the “off engine” while driving. However, if you are driving at a reasonable speed and happen to do it, nothing bad will happen.

Car Rule #2: Never select “reverse” while driving. Most modern cars will ignore the reverse command, but it’s not a good idea.

Car Rule #3: Auto mechanics advise never to select “park” while you are driving. Do not try doing this. Even though your car’s system will ignore this command for safety reasons, giving your car this command will eventually damage it.

Car Rule #4: Another car tip you should avoid doing is attaching too many keys in the same keychain as the ignition key. It will weigh down the key and might damage your ignition switch over time.

Car Rule #5: Follow your manufacturer’s specifications on how often you should change your car’s oil. This applies especially to brand new cars. Some manufacturers use thin oil when the car leaves the factory and this oil has to be changed around 1000 km in.

Car Rule #6: Auto mechanics advise that you should be careful to never overfill your engine. The engine always comes with the dipstick which has a “full” point indicated. Be sure to only fill it to that level and never over. Overfilling can cause failure and smoke emitting from all over your car.

Car Rule #7: Another car tip that Auto mechanics advise is not to wait until your fuel tank is empty before refilling it. Even the cleanest petrol has small particles in it and gravity will keep it at the bottom of your petrol tank. If you drive on an empty tank, you will be driving on fumes which will get sucked into your engine. A good car tip to follow is to fill up your car when it gets to around one-quarter of the tank.

Car Rule #8: If you accidentally hit the curb, make sure to take your car to a workshop in order to ask the mechanics to check the balance and alignment. If the wheels are out of balance as a result, then you will not have good control of your car. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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