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How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

Many bad habits are linked to our behavior patterns. The same can be said of our driving. Learn how your driving habits can affect your vehicle's performance. You may also want to learn how to change these habits to make your car drive better and last for years to come.  1. Resting Your Hand on the Gear Shift of an Automatic Transmission We know it is a comfortable position to have your hand resting on the gear shifter of the car. Did you know, though, that this can put pressure on the transmission bushings and synchronizes? It is best to keep both hands on the steering wheel. 2. Making Hard Starts or Stops The hard starts at the green lights will cause poor fuel mileage. If you can, ease your foot onto the gas pedal and take off as slowly as possible. Also, the hard stops will cause more wear and tear on the braking components of the vehicle. When these parts wear down, you will need to replace them sooner than you should have if you had been stopping suddenly only when n ... read more

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