Bad driving habits that cost you in car maintenance expenses

Bidvest Insurance explains how bad driving habits can cost you in car maintenance expenses.

You’re an excellent driver, if you may say so yourself. You never hoot at taxi’s. You never go through red robots. You always indicate before turning. Even the best drivers can do serious damage to their cars without even realising it.

Here are some avoidable bad driving habits that could cost you in car maintenance expenses:

Excessive or harsh braking

You like to brake hard. But why? You’re not driving a Formula 1 car, you don’t have to brake that hard. Excessive or harsh braking increases the wear and tear on your brakes and brake pads. Over time, harsh braking will reduce the effectiveness of your brakes. The harder you brake, the sooner you’ll need to replace your brakes. Why pay more for brakes when all you need to do is go easy on that brake pedal.

Aggressive acceleration

You like to speed off into the sunset. What you don’t know is, this can cost you. You may not go through that red robot. When it turns green, however, your foot is flat on the floor. If you aggressively accelerate, you put more strain on your car’s engine. Aggressive acceleration could lead to increased wear and tear and other mechanical problems. Aggressive acceleration could also lead to increased fuel consumption.

These driving habits can lead to increased wear and tear on your car and costly repairs. Be aware of these bad driving habits. That way, you can make an effort to change them and minimise car maintenance costs. 

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  • Engine components.
  • Gearboxes.
  • Steering mechanism.
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  • Braking systems.
  • Fuel systems.
  • And more.

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