Owning a car is simultaneously liberating and annoying. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be like this. Here are five common car-related frustrations, and how to tackle them without stress.
- Flat Tires
If you've ever gotten a flat before, you know how aggravating it can be. Trying to change a tire in the freezing rain on the side of the highway is no fun. To make things go quicker, keep grease (or your preferred lubricant) in the trunk alongside the tools you need to do the job right. Consider also replacing your space saver with an actual tire as soon as possible.
- Scratched Body
Your new Dodge pickup might be a workhorse, but you probably want it to look like you just drove it off the lot. Order some Dodge touch up paint online and be patient. According to a Direct line survey, 53% of all damage to cars is from scratched paint or keying. Paint touch up kits will take care of cosmetic damage like this in no time. You can even use your old Chevy touch up paint if the color matches.
- Surface Rust
Car touch up paint kits are pretty versatile. You can knock away excess rust from the affected spot, then apply your Dodge touch up paint to the rust spot in no time. If the rust is severe, you might need a bit more than an automotive touch up.
- Cracked Windshield
It pays to have insurance that covers cracked windows, because they can certainly be costly to replace. If you've ever had a window get cracked from a truck kicking up rocks on the highway, talk to your insurance company about getting a replacement.
- Leaking Coolant
If you ever see fluids leaking from your car, go to a mechanic immediately. That said, you might need to replace the coolant you've leaked before driving to a mechanic. For this reason, you should always keep coolant and oil in your trunk.
From cosmetic damage to mechanical maladies, cars are stressful. They are also beautifully freeing. You can go anywhere in your car, however quickly you want, at any time of the day, for any reason, so long as you take good care of it mechanically and aesthetically.