We all know the very high cost of vehicle ownership, it is the price you pay for the luxury of having your very own vehicle that is ready at any time. Despite this heavy cost, we are prepared to pay a high price for travel independence, yet there are a few ways we can cut our motoring costs, as we explain in this article.
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We all know about the latest trend for fat wheels; many drivers take their new car straight to the tyre shop and change the shoes, leaving an almost new set of tyres. You can save up to 60% on the cost of four tyres and still have a couple of years of use. Check out your local tyre shop to see if they have a stock of used tyres and don’t worry, they wouldn’t sell a dodgy tyre! The tyres on your car are the only contact you have with the road and you should inspect them on a regular basis, checking the PSI (see owner’s manual).
Used Car Parts
While we don’t recommend this with a new vehicle, which is still under warranty, older cars are ideal for a reconditioned alternator, radiator or water pump, which are stripped from scrap vehicles at a breaker yard, then cleaned and reconditioned ready to be reused. It is easy to find out who stocks a 2016 BMW 3 series a/c unit, all the yards have websites that use easy search features. Locate by model or year and the component comes with a limited warranty. If you are an acrylic fan, click here.
If you have the tools and the inclination, you can save a significant amount by servicing your car; take a look at the garage’s hourly rate next time you book your car in for its service. If the owner’s manual isn’t enough, there are YouTube videos for just about every make and model; make sure you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and only use genuine parts (used too). Cars need to be serviced according to the mileage and keep a note of your next oil change and try to carry out the maintenance close to the specified mileage.
If you live in the suburbs of Bangkok, you can save even more money by leaving the car at home and using the mass transportation systems and there’s no stress when you are a passenger.