How To Save Money On Car Maintenance

Giancarlo Perlas July 7, 2021

Car maintenance is a cost that every driver has to deal with. Whether it be to repair a flat tye or reduce scuff marks, there is always something at some point then you need to pay for. Car maintenance can be costly, especially if you lack the knowledge to repair it yourself or find a local affordable mechanic. For those who feel they overpay for car maintenance, here are some tips to save money.

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Source your own parts

Sourcing auto parts will help you do your own car repairs and save money. Whether or not you know how to repair the car when you have your own parts you can learn how to do it yourself. Or, you can cut the cost you pay for the mechanic. Seeing as you will already have the parts, this will cut the cost that the mechanic charges you. 

If you do wish to repair the car yourself, there are plenty of tutorials online that can assist you. 

Stay on top of it

Whether you are considering buying a Mercedes Benz or Fiat, both will require car maintenance. Thus, staying on top of your repairs will reduce the costs. If you leave an issue for too long, it could cause the car to be undrivable, which could result in you buying another car or paying extra for the damages done. 

It is important to have regular MOT’s so that you can cover any underlying issues that your car might have. 

Change the filters

The filters are a common issue that can reduce the lifespan of a car. Changing the filter can be done yourself and is an inexpensive way of prolonging the life of your car. 

Dirty filters can also reduce the mileage that your car outputs after filling up the fuel tank, which can increase how much you spend on fuel. Thus, changing the filter will improve the miles you can get out of each full tank. 

Get the right tires

Every car requires different tires. Similarly, as do different terrains. Whether you drive primarily on city streets or dirt tracks, your car will need effective tires to deal with the terrain. 

The right tires will ensure that your wheels stay aligned. Having to replace the wheels can be costly. But, this risk can be reduced by using the right tires, which will help you save money on car expenses.

Do a pre-MOT check

All cars require an MOT, which will actually save you money in the long run. It will discover issues and ensure you repair them. 

A pre-MOT check will help you assess your car and see what issues you might be able to repair yourself. For instance, you may realize that your windscreen wipers are deteriorating. Thus, you could replace them yourself for a fraction of the price that your MOT company will charge you.

Instead of overspending on your car maintenance, use these tips and reduce the cost of repairs. It could be as simple as checking the car yourself and doing a DIY job instead of relying on mechanics. 

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits though is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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