The first bad habit is to leave the car tank almost empty, causing the debris that is deposited at the end to enter the vehicle circulation by damaging the fuel pump and filters.

Many drivers seem to be reluctant to ignore certain behaviors that are considered commonplace but actually do a lot of damage to the vehicle.

I always walked in “red”

The first bad habit is to leave the car tank almost empty, causing the debris that is deposited at the end to enter the vehicle circulation by damaging the fuel pump and filters. 

Holding the hand over the head of the car march 

Most people who drive have a habit of holding one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the gear lever. This position actually jeopardizes its operation and puts pressure on gear shift gears.

These gears are designed to come into contact easily and holding the lever in the hand puts pressure on them and can damage them.  

Keeping the foot above the friction

Even the release of the foot on the friction pedal is a more or less widespread behavior but this does not mean that it is the correct action. It is even quite the opposite, because in this way the damage of the friction is endangered, leading to its heating.

Increase engine speed before heating
When the car’s engine is started, the oil starts circulating. But it needs time in order to circulate fully. Otherwise, if the car starts and we start immediately, it is like waking up from a deep sleep, opening our eyes and immediately starting to run 100 meters with obstacles. This would not be exactly a smart move. Therefore, the engine should be allowed to run for a few seconds before starting. 

Delay in performing services

Postponing the services that need to be done today, in terms of vehicle maintenance, can cost you even more. Fluid accumulation can block the pipes by preventing the oil from protecting the engine and can have catastrophic consequences for both the vehicle and the portfolio.

Then, when you change the oil, it is always good to change the filter with it. 

Ignoring crossover lights

A significant portion of vehicle drivers are unaware of the actual function of some of the headlights on the car’s crossover and tend to ignore any of them when switched on.

If burning a small light bulb may not be a problem (although this is also a mistake), there are a few other things that can be more troubling and skipping them can get you stuck on the road. 

Avoid hand brakes

Whoever has a car with an automatic transmission is often tempted to leave it in “parking” mode whenever it stops, without pulling the handbrake.

But this bad habit puts unnecessary and harmful pressure on the mechanisms of the vehicle and the use of this method for a long time brings damage to the car. 

Continuous braking

In addition to being dangerous for causing accidents, driving while standing next to the car in front of you without respecting the safety distance, forces you to brake often and unexpectedly. This brings not only overheating but also brake consumption.

Confusion of marches

Lowering the engine speed allows fuel economy, provided the right gear is introduced. If, on the other hand, the revs are much higher than they should be compared to low speeds, they strain the engine in vain, with the risk of damaging the test tube and cylinder. An inappropriate March makes the engine “scream”.