Banging Through Potholes
“Your car’s suspension is great at soaking up imperfections in the road, but it has a breaking point. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid potholes, but driving through them at any speed faster than a crawl can bend wheel rims and brake struts.” — Matt Smith, senior editor at Car Gurus. Learn secrets car dealers don’t want you to know about leasing.
Using Cheap Gas
“Penny-pinching by using less than top-tier-rated fuels can result in expensive engine damage down the road. Filling with regular grade when the engine requires premium can create drivability problems and warning lights.” — Richard Reina, product-training director at CARiD. Plus: Are you doing these dangerous things while pumping gas?