Top 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make

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Hey guys Chrisfix here today. I want to talk about the top 10 mistakes people make with their car mistake number one
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I see people do this all the time they get in their car. They start it up, and they drive right away
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That’s not good for the engine you need to give the engine at least [10-15] seconds to get the oil to the critical
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components, and let the rPMS drop down older cars
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You should give you even more time and in cold weather you might want to give your car 20 30 seconds to start up
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Especially when it’s below freezing, the oil is really thick what you should do is get in the car start it up
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give it 10 15 seconds put your seat belt on and stuff and
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then drive
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The second mistake I see people make is [they] start their car
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They drive away, and they rev it up or they push the car hard before it warms up
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You should always wait [till] your engine gets to operating temperature before you push the car hard or rev it or accelerate quickly?
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Obviously if it’s an emergency situation you got to do what you got to do
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But never [beat] on cold engine the third mistake is putting premium in a car. That only needs regular you’re not helping your car
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There’s no performance benefit
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There’s no better fuel economy nothing
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all octane is is the measure of how hard it is for the gasoline to explode you can see?
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My truck it says right in the [owner’s] manual
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Regular gasoline putting premium won’t help you could see on my corvette. It says premium recommended, so you could put premium
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But you could also put regular because it’s not required
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[mistake] number four changing your oil every 3,000 miles today’s oils are way better than they were back then
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So that old 3000 mile oil change is a thing of the past
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Today’s oils could last 5000 7500 and even synthetics they can last up to 15,000 miles from my truck I do
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7500 mile intervals for changing the oil and that’s using conventional oil for my corvette I do 5,000 mile intervals
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That’s using full synthetic oil and for my new fiesta in the owners manual
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It says there’s a 15,000 mile service interval for the oil mistake number five people don’t inspect their car often enough
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it’s important that you inspect your car because you’re driving every day can’t just take it for granted that your tires aren’t flat that your
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Oil is correct that you have enough coolant that you have enough windshield wiper fluid
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We should do is when you’re in a parking lot instead of going right to your car go
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Take a walk around it real quick check all four tires turn your lights on turn your flashers on make sure your blinkers are working
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Make sure your headlights are working make sure your taillights are working
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It’s a quick thing might prevent you from getting a ticket and it could save your life
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Number six people don’t check their tire pressure you want to make sure you don’t over inflate and you want to make sure you don’t
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Under inflated tire pressure for your car is located on the inside door jamb of the driver’s side you can see here my truck
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Recommends 30 PSI make sure you check your tire pressure when the temperature changes
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10 degrees or more mistake number seven people don’t look at their tires enough
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It’s important to look to see how much tread depth you have left. You can see here
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I’m using a penny and a quarter the top of abe Lincoln’s head is to 30 seconds of tread left and the top of George
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Washington’s head is for 30 seconds to 30 seconds is the legal limit [you] don’t want to be anywhere below that and it’s dangerous if
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You are the other thing you want to look for is you want to look for any cracks any?
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slashes and
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gouges into the tire and the final thing is you want to look at the wear on the tire you can see here on the
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Inside of my tire, it’s worn down a lot and on the outside. It actually looks good
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So if you didn’t take a close look you might think attire is good
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But in reality these tires need to get replaced
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Finally don’t cheap out on new tires if you get them you know they’re one of the most important items on your card
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Mistake number eight people don’t check their spare tire they forget about it
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They just leave it there and then when they need it. It’s flat and what good is a flat spare tire do nothing
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So you can see here my spare is actually flat
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So you need to make sure you fill it up with [air] and also locate where the air is coming out if it’s flat
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Mistake [number] nine people don’t read the [owners] manual
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Reading the owners manual is one of the most fundamental things when you get a car
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It’s simple takes two hours three hours [you] read through the whole book
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You should know what every button does in your car and what every gauge means in your car also every car is different
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so if you’re driving one car
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and you move to another you should know the difference between the two cars a
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Mistake number 10 people don’t know how to clean their car properly one of the things I see people do all the times they use
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Paper towels on their paint or they don’t use any liquid when they’re using a towel on their paint you need to have some type
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of lubricant
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And you shouldn’t use paper towels when you’re cleaning off your paint what you should do is you should use a microfiber cloth and have
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Some type of lubricant, so some type of liquid and because cleaning your car is such a big problem
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[I] made another top ten video on the biggest mistakes people do when cleaning their car so go check that out that’ll be up on
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