Like it or not, cars are a necessary evil. Many of us are doing all we can to keep our present cars going, rather than buy new ones. Or we could figure out how to go without cars, as some are doing.
Meanwhile, it’s a good idea to keep our current vehicles running if possible. The article excerpt below offers advice on doing just that.
Get the most out of your vehicle and
your maintenance dollar
By Len Torney
Let’s face it—we all own vehicles. Our rural lifestyle pretty much leaves us dependent on our vehicles for all of our daily transportation needs, as well as the hauling of firewood, supplies, groceries, the kids to school, and even our potable water. And those dirt roads can be merciless on vehicles.
In the small northern Arizona town I live in now, I am a mechanic at the local garage. It has been my experience that a lot of folks won’t bat an eye at spending thousands of dollars on their solar equipment, generators, well pumps, TVs, and even ATVs, but the thought of spending any money on their vehicle—and investment second only to their home—sends some folks into a tantrum. Oftentimes, the tantrum occurs only after the vehicle has left them stranded in the middle of nowhere, at night while it’s raining, with groceries in the open bed of the truck.
Read the whole article here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/get-the-most-out-of-your-vehicle-and-your-maintenance-dollar/
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.