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pump. You should replace hoses and belts periodically (once every three years). Be aware of abrupt changes or trends inyour engine temperature as indicated by the temperature gauge. These changes are a sign that a problem may bedeveloping.There are several things you can do to operate your motor vehicle efficiently and economically. First, you should avoidmaking fast starts and stops and cornering too fast. This is not only unsafe, but this behavior also increases the cost ofoperating and maintaining your vehicle by wasting fuel and wearing out tires and brakes. The second thing you can do tosave money is drive slower. Fast driving requires more fuel to get you the same distance. Obey speed limits and you willsave fuel and reduce the risk to others. Another thing you can do is anticipate when you need to stop. Quick brakingexcessively wears your brakes and tires. Look ahead while you are driving so you can anticipate stops. Practice stoppingsmoothly and gently.Periodic or preventative maintenance of your vehicle will also lower your long-term operation costs. Periodic tune-upsreduce fuel consumption by making your vehicle run more efficiently. The money you spend on periodic maintenance canalso save you large expenses due to major engine failure and breakdown. The cost of owning and operating a vehicle is thesum of the costs related to actual driving (gasoline, replacing tires and other components that wear out with use, and oil
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changes) and costs that are largely the same regardless of how much you drive (insurance, registration, depreciation, andmaintenance that must be performed regardless of miles driven).Depreciation,the amount of value your car loses as it ages, is a significant cost in owning a vehicle. Depreciation isparticularly high during the period immediately after buying a new car and for the next few years. After that, the rate ofdepreciation will plateau and your car’s resale value becomes more dependent on its condition, mileage and specifications.If you drive your car very little, gas mileage and maintenance may not be a significant consideration. However,depreciation, insurance, and registration will always be important. If you drive your car a lot, gas mileage and day-to-dayrepairs will be significant cost considerations. While it is difficult to estimate the costs of owning and operating a vehicle,you should consider all of these types of costs when making a decision about what type of vehicle to purchase. It isimportant to consider all the costs of owning and operating a vehicle, not just the price you are paying, when determiningwhether you can afford the car. If you buy a new car, your costs for financing, depreciation, registration, and insurance willbe higher. However, your maintenance costs will probably be lower, the dependability of the vehicle will probably be better,and the collision worthiness and fuel efficiency may be better. It is wise to have a used vehicle inspected for mechanicalcondition prior to purchase.

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