Simple tips can improve life of cars

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365719704&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4014584&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365719704 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A couple of small tips can help reduce car costs.

According to Edmunds.com, checking a car’s tire pressure once a month and inflating the tires if necessary can improve the car’s gas mileage.

It can also help maintain the life of the tires.

The life of car engines can be extended by changing the air filter every year or 12,000 miles.

Routine oil changes can also extend the life of the car’s engine and improve the overall life of the car.

Additionally, it is important to pay attention to the “Check Engine” light on all cars. The light can indicate a number of things ranging from major problems to an unattached gas cap.

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