1. Ignore the check engine light. This could rob fuel mileage and could cause the cat convertor to overheat.
  2. Don’t change your fluids and filters as recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Don’t check your tires inflation or wear pattern. Worn shocks and struts can cut your tire life by two thirds. A general rule of thumb: replace around 60-80,000 miles.
  4. Don’t change your timing belt. Yeah, this one will hurt. Bent valves run about $2,500-$4,000. If you have a timing belt, you better know when it is due. To be safe, you might want to check your manual at 60,000 miles.

Hopefully these pointers can save you some grief!

Stay well, and be thankful for today. Our grandson Joel just turned six-years-old. He started his first day of kindergarten, and he got another clean scan last month.

Jim and Staff

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