I ran into what turned out to be a minor repair to the car the other day, and I’m quite happy about it to be honest with you. The repair was fairly inexpensive, $92, but here is why I’m really happy: because this car repair could have cost me thousands!!! How did I manage to have a car repair that could have potentially costs me thousands of dollars cost me under a hundred bucks? Because I was vigilant. I thought I noticed a few drips of oil in my drive way one day, and thought, it could be my snow blower, it could be another car, it could be just a one time thing. But I kept an eye out, and a day or two later I spotted a few more drips, and they looked fresh. So I checked my oil and it did seem a bit low, so I decided to take my car in to my trusted garage. Sure enough, I did have a slow oil leak, the oil pressure sensor was corroded, or something like that was, and needed to be replaced.
I will be the first to admit, I know nothing about cars, but I know this….if you run out of oil, you are done. Engine blown/overheated, and that sounds like a heck of a lot more than a $92 repair. So remember, keep an eye out for these things, such as fluid leaking in your driveway, if you see any make sure it is not some critical stuff like oil or break fluid. And check your oil every week, or each time you fill up. I admit, I don’t do it that often, but check it a few times for sure between oil changes. Go search the web for even better car maintenance tips, or leave a comment to share yours with others, it may save you or someone else a few hard-earned dollars.