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How To Spend Less Time On Your Car

 July 9, 2015  /  Comments Off on How To Spend Less Time On Your Car

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Do you sometimes think life would be a lot simpler without your car? For a start, you would have more time to spend on your favourite leisure pursuits.

But hang on a minute. What if your favourite leisure time activity was rock climbing, visiting historic stately homes or coastal bird watching? How many bus or train routes are going to get you to your chosen destination? Some of the places you go to are pretty remote, so in all honesty, could you really cope without a car? Instead, try the following tips for spending less time on your needy, four wheeled friend…

Put it away

One of the first things you can do to save time and money is park your vehicle in a garage or car port if you have one. Many people have access to such facilities but fail to exploit them, either because they are being used to store other items or due to driver laziness. The great thing about putting your car away when it is not in use is that it will stay cleaner for longer – cutting down on lengthy trips to the car wash. Sheltering your vehicle from the elements is also a good way of protecting its resale value because weather damage will not dull a glossy paint-job.

How To Spend Less Time On Your Car

A positive knock-on effect of keeping your car garaged is that you should get cheaper insurance bills. A car kept in a garage is at lesser risk of theft, vandalism and accidental damage – make your insurer aware of the change in your car’s storage conditions and see your premium fall.

Quick and Easy Tyres

Renewing the tyres on your car is a regular job that simply has to be done for safety reasons. Poorly maintained and worn tyres are more prone to punctures, so keeping an eye on this part of your vehicle maintenance is high priority. But why does it have to eat so much time? It’s true, if you have to pop in to the fitter’s place to order your specific tyres, then go back again to actually have the job done, the hours can really add up. That’s why using the services of a mobile tyre fitter makes much more sense for the the time poor. The most efficient and convenient method of tyre renewal these days is to arrange it all online in advance, then have the mobile tyre fitter come to you. By ordering the exact tyres you require in advance and paying online after the job is done, the transaction is efficient and quick. Mobile tyre fitting services can be flexible about fitting new tyres on your driveway at home or even at your workplace. Imagine how convenient it is! And with competitive prices and swift service, this business model for tyre fitting is becoming understandably popular.

Clever Car Washing

Spend less time on shampooing your car by investing in quality cleaning products that repel dirt. A highly polished and waxed car not only stays clean for longer, dirt is removed far easier the next time you get your chamois out. Seat covers extend the life of your car’s upholstery and save them from needing a deep clean. Cars that regularly transport small children or pets benefit from tough, wipe clean and easily removable seat covers. Make sure there is adequate waste disposal in the car so litter, waste food etc. can be tidied away efficiently – saving cleaning up sessions at journey’s end.

Maintenance in Minutes

On the surface of it, you may think car maintenance may not be such an economic use of time. Isn’t it difficult and technical? Well, yes, some of it is, and if your car is super-modern it may be best to ask your mechanic to run regular maintenance schedules. However, a lot of basic car maintenance can be completed by you – regular stuff like changing the air filter, oil and oil filter is not actually too difficult. If you are interested and of a practical nature, spend time reading the car’s maintenance manual or looking at tutorials online – you will save money, that is for sure. But you will also save time, because a well maintained car breaks down less often. Fact.

If your car seems to be costing you more time than you’d like, it’s good to know there are steps you can take to redress the balance. Try out these tips and soon you’ll be falling in love with your car all over again and appreciating it for all the right reasons …

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  • Published: 2 years ago on July 9, 2015
  • Last Modified: July 9, 2015 @ 11:45 am
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