What should I do to maintain my own car?

I want to save money by maintaining my own car, but I don't know where to start. How do I maintain my own vehicle?

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It’s smart to find ways to save money on your car, and there are definitely some easy fixes you can do yourself!
If you are new to car maintenance, start by doing some research in books and articles, or watch some YouTube videos on some basic vehicle maintenance. Once you’ve got a handle on some concepts, you can start with easy fixes, such as topping off your fluids or changing the oil. You should also put together a basic car maintenance schedule.
That said, as a general rule, don’t do maintenance on a car if you aren’t comfortable or confident. You could end up causing more damage or making your car unsafe—which will cost you more money in the long run!
Another way to save on your car is by switching your car insurance policy. Jerry can help you save money by comparing quotes from up to 50 providers in a matter of minutes. Once you find a policy that works for you, Jerry will take care of the rest. The best part? Average Jerry users save $879 per year on car insurance.
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Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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