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How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

Cars are generally made to be durable. However, some things we do subconsciously ultimately have detrimental effects. The following are bad driving habits that can hurt your vehicle: Driving on low fuel. Modern vehicles have the fuel pump fixed within the fuel tank. The fuel in the tank acts as a lubricant and coolant for the pump. Low fuel levels will therefore cause the pump to overheat, subsequently damaging it. Therefore, it is recommended that you refill your gas tank when the fuel level drops below a quarter of its capacity. Frequent hard braking and accelerating. Frequently hitting the brakes hard will cause them to wear out faster as it exerts stress on the brake parts. Similarly, hitting the accelerator hard reduces your gas mileage, making you spend more on fuel. Switching to reverse gear from drive gear while still driving forward. This action could potentially destroy the transmission in some automatic vehicles because a lot of forces are involved in making a vehicle ... read more

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