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Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car


Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet.




Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. At the very least, this warning light could alert you to an engine problem that is negatively impacting fuel economy.



Failing to change fluids and filters. Many fluids are required for the operation and protection of vehicle systems and components. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.



Neglecting your tires. Your vehicle's tires should be checked frequently for inflation and tread depth. Underinflated tires can wear out more quickly, needing to be replaced sooner, and can negatively impact safety, gas mileage and performance.



Not following a service schedule. Because many car parts and components wear out or become damaged over time, vehicles need to be routinely serviced in order to perform optimally. Routine inspections and timely repairs will help keep your car running efficiently and will help you avoid more expensive repairs down the road.



Keeping a dirty car. Allowing your car to go too long without a wash leads to buildup of damaging chemicals and dirt, increases the potential for rust from road salt and interferes with proper visibility needed for safe driving.



Being a severe driver. Whether it's stop-and-go traffic, extreme weather, rough roads or heavy loads, it can sometimes be difficult to limit severe driving conditions. However, you can drive smart and improve fuel economy by observing the speed limit; avoiding aggressive driving, including quick starts and stops; not hauling unnecessary items; and keeping your vehicle properly tuned.



"Because auto care isn't always a top priority for car owners, they might not realize they are doing things that adversely affect the performance, safety and value of their car," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Routine maintenance can go a long way toward saving money, avoiding headaches and protecting your vehicle investment."




The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council's online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council's consumer education website.



What Our Customers Are Saying

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We lived in Derby for 25 years before moving to Florida. Brad and the gang at D&B have always been honest with us when we needed work done on our cars. My mother is still there and continues to use them. Recently we had to purchase a new vehicle for her and Brad was amazing helping us get the new vehicle checked out. It's difficult when you aren't right there, but they went above and beyond in the Service Department!!! They are honest and really good people! When you need something done or help they always go the extra mile! They really treat you like family and knowing we have Brad there to help my mother and watch over her cars helps us to sleep better at night. It's a great business!

, 05/04/2020

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Appointment was made one week in advance the shop got the car right in as scheduled. The correctly diagnosed the problem and called with estimate on the cost for repairs and requested approval to fix. The vehicle was repaired the same day and the total invoice was less than the estimate. The owners and staff are very knowledgeable and very customer service oriented. I would give them an A plus rating based on my experience and will definitely be a return customer.

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I have had brake repair and oil change service at D&B Service Center. On both visits I was treated in a timely and professional manner. The service estimate was very accurate with no surprises.

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D&B is awesome! Brad is honest, helpful, and very knowledgeable! A true Derby homegrown business!

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I brought my car here to get some new tires put on it. They were reasonably priced. The staff was nice and extremely helpful and informative. I highly recommend them.

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