Pick your destination. You might think that this is the first one on the list, but if you don’t have a car running accordingly, that Howard Johnson at the end of town might be the only place you’ll be spending your vacation. There are hundreds upon millions of places to explore, so try and pick a spot that has something for everyone going on the trip.

During the financial boom in the 1920’s, the history of GM virtually glowed with success. Auto sales reached the 4.5 million mark, and the auto industry now had three giants – GM, Ford and Chrysler. GM now had a brilliant engineer turned industrialist at its helm. Alfred Sloan who was later acclaimed for his marketing genius had slowly worked his way up among the ranks of GM. His marketing genius breathed a fresh lease of life into GM that was beginning to get overshadowed by Ford.

Most oil change services are under 30 bucks. Professionals understand the importance of having a reliable vehicle. You should not have to pay an arm and a leg to have your car’s most essential parts properly cared for every so often. You deserve to drive safely each day without the fear or risk of your engine breaking down or your car parts failing. This is why it is important to have this service every 3 to 6 months or depending on how much you drive. Having these services can clear your engine of old oil that has collected particles and other debris which can damage your engine. In addition to cleaning your engine, having regular oil replacements can increase your gas mileage.

Map out your drive. With the invention of the GPS, this is a piece of technology cake! Way back when, we didn’t have GPS’s we had MAP’s and it was hectic. My wife is the smartest woman I know, but if you put a map in her hand, its like kryptonite to superman – the folding and unfolding is also a mess. Save time and invest in one of these gadgets if planning on a road trip. You might even be able to rent one.

However, there are certain ways to reduce your car repair costs. No one wants to spend more than they should so you can follow these steps to have your vehicle repaired with minimal expenses.

Food: Whether traveling here or in other countries, it is usually cheaper to buy some healthy snacks in a grocery store, rather than eat every meal in a restaurant. When you do eat in restaurants, it can be cheaper to to order individual items on the menu from the list of appetizers or side dishes. You also may get more variety in that way.

Once you know which the proper pressure for your tires is, you are ready to check them. In order to do this, you must unscrew the caps on the tire air valve and press the tire pressure gauge against it. You should make sure you keep the tire pressure gauge as firmly against the tire valve as not to let air come out from it.