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#1 The car expert I frequently listen to on the radio recommends (without hesitation), extended warranties on all your vehicles.
He says it might cost $1,000 to $1,500, but it’s well worth it — because the first time you have an engine problem, transmission problem, etc. it pays for itself!
He’s bought one on each of his vehicles.
He said “Wally’s” (backed by AIG – the largest insurer in the country) is the best Extended Warranty company to go with.
#2 That same car expert on the radio recommends that you get your fuel injectors PROFESSIONALLY cleaned every 35,000 – 40,000 miles (costs $80 or so at your standard Jiffy Lube type place).
He says this will significantly extend the life of your car.
Then, in between you should use “Fireball” added to the gas tank semi-regularly as routine maintenance.
He said the professional cleaning strips all the carbon that builds up over the years and works miraculously! You get much better gas mileage too.
#3 Ah, then there’s the great oil change debate…
Do you really need to change your oil every 3,000 miles?
The answer seems to be more like 3,000-4,000 miles will suffice.
It may be the consistency which pays off in the long run, rather than the actual number of miles in question.
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