Maybe Your Car Or Truck Does Not Need That…

Did you know that a car or truck could be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make? Second only to a house of course. We all know that owning and operating a car or truck is expensive and takes work. As your taking care of your car or truck  it’s the little things that can nickel and dime you to death. Luckily enough there are some things you can probably live with out!

(1) Gas Additives – Whatever gas your car or truck requires whether it be regular unleaded or diesel it more than likely already has the additives that you car needs in it. If your car requires regular unleaded adding mid grade unleaded or premium unleaded is not getting you better gas. Your just spending more money for no reason.

(2) Oil Additives – This can actually lead to problems instead of helping you.If you use the oil specified by the manufacturer then your using the oil they meant for you to use. You should not need to add anything unless the oil you put in was not the oil they told you to use and it’s missing something. Just stick with what the manufacturer tells you to use. Also, additives can sometimes cause problems. Do you really know what’s in that bottle your about to pour into your car? It could be harmless but it could seriously damage your engine if it has solvents in it that can dilute the oil and ruin its ability to protect your engine. What if you accidentally not knowingly over fill it? That’s not good.

(3) Those High Speed Tires – In Texas the highest legal speed limit is 80 but most of our highways are 60 or sometimes 65. In the United States there is nowhere you can cruise at 100 and not get at least a ticket or possibly even jail. Many cars and trucks come with tires that are made for safe travel at a continuous speed of say 130. So getting high speed tires is just a waste of money unless you’re driving on the Autobahn then what’s the point?

(4) Extended Warranties – Just make sure that you do your research, add everything up, and weigh your options. Sometimes the cost of the warranty may out weigh the cost of some repairs later on. If it makes you feel more comfortable by having an extended warranty then by all means go for it. I’m just saying it’s important to think about it on all angles. Make sure you read the warranty very closely and you understand everything.

Can you think of anything else your car or truck probably doesn’t need? If so, shoot them over to me.

Thanks to Brandi Hodge for contributing.