At Freeman Grapevine, we’ve seen a lot of dumb things people have done, or in some cases, “haven’t done” to their cars. Almost all “dumb” things people do to their cars can be avoided by just using some common sense. Really. Your car can provide years of unfettered service if you just use your head a little and don’t try to perform maintenance that is out of your skill set.
There are hundreds of “dumb” things we do to our car, but what are the 4 most common things we see rolling through our service department at Freeman Grapevine?
- Jumping with an improperly connected battery
- Running out of Gas (yes, this really happens)
- Not changing the oil
- Letting the Anti-freeze become corrosive
I know that most of you are thinking to yourself, “people really do that”? The short answer is, “yes”.
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Don’t get us wrong, we know how easy it is to do something silly like hook up a battery in reverse, you just have to make sure you know what you are doing before you attempt any maintenance on your own car. Do your research. If you aren’t sure how to jump start a car because you’ve always relied on someone else to do it for you, have someone show you the right way. It’s the easiest thing you can learn how to do as a car owner.
Again, we all make mistakes, but when you are dealing with an automobile, those mistakes can cost you big bucks. If you need maintenance performed on your vehicle, but aren’t sure if you are up for the task, don’t neglect your car. Bring it into Freeman Grapevine and we’ll take care of it for you. The last thing you’d ever want to do is attempt a fix that you aren’t qualified for or else you’ll be adding to the list of the dumb things NOT to do to your car.