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The 29 Biggest Car Mistakes That Will Cost You

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 30: The average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year, and every one of those miles could be the one that steers you off the road and into the repair shop. The right driving and car maintenance habits, however, can go a long way toward getting more of those miles to pass before you come up against the inevitable car repair. Find Out: 20 Ways You're Damaging Your Car's Trade-In Value Good driving and preventative maintenance keep your car running properly and its resale value in tip-top shape. Click through to see the common mistakes that can lead to costly short-term repairs and long-term drops in value. Last updated: May 21, 2021

The average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year, and every one of those miles could be the one that steers you off the road and into the repair shop. The right driving and car maintenance habits, however, can go a long way toward getting more of those miles to pass before you come up against the inevitable car repair.

Find Out: 20 Ways You're Damaging Your Car's Trade-In Value

Good driving and preventative maintenance keep your car running properly and its resale value in tip-top shape. Click through to see the common mistakes that can lead to costly short-term repairs and long-term drops in value.

Last updated: May 21, 2021

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