I had an aged used car in high college & college that only survived as long as it did because I was diligent about the repair & care.
- That meant taking it in for oil swings & liquid top-offs.
Usually the mechanic would do a quick inspection as well to see if there was anything obvious that needed to be fixed. As long as I was smart about staying new on these details, our car would stay on the road with fewer complications overall. The car was given to myself and others by our step dad & I took that situation seriously seriously, especially whenever I had repairs done to the engine for any reason. My time with this aged car was instructive for myself and others as I progressed in life. You have a lot of responsibilities where you have the lives others are put in your hands if you’re a parent or a caregiver, so why would you be careless with your fancy equipment enjoy vehicle, appliances, & the rest? My gas furnace is a fine example of this concept playing out in real time each year. I can’t afford to let the service & repair of our Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment falter or I will freeze to death in our near subarctic Winter time weather. It’s the end of May & the two of us just had what I hope is our last snowfall of the year until June rolls around again. Furnace care is even more crucial with fuel systems enjoy gas because a poorly working furnace could result in toxic gas exposure to you & your family.