If you look after your car then it will look after you and not let you down. Before you buy a used car you should have it checked by a mechanic. You should always test drive a car, on more than one occasion. This is very important as you need to make sure the car is right for you inside and out, and not just a pretty colour/style.
So even before buying a car you should find a mechanic that you totally trust and you are happy with. You should have your car serviced regularly. Consult your mechanic about how often this should be. Check your tyres for wear and tear. Always make sure tyres are properly inflated. If you are driving on roads with potholes or uneven surfaces slow down. When your tyres are properly inflated and have the correct thread depth your car will perform better and you will burn less fuel. Make sure your wipers are also in good condition.
Be careful not to drive through puddles and you never know how deep they might be. Never carry anything in your car that you don’t actually need for that journey. The more your car weighs the more fuel you will burn. If you fill your petrol tank your car will weigh more and you will burn more fuel. Little things like this can make a big difference toward the costs you will incur as a car owner. With fuel prices continually rising, economical driving is now even more important than ever.