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Letter Re: Basic Mechanics Skills and Knowing Vehicular Limitations, Part 1

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Are you personally familiar with how much oil your vehicle eats per thousand miles? Are you familiar with your current, average and customary fuel mileage? Any diversion from the customary indicates a potential problem.
Provided you're aware of what "customary" is on all fronts. Are you also checking, and familiar with, all fluid levels? Of all kinds? Simple preventive stuff. Find the problem before it becomes an actual problem.
And, as Z.T. points out, how aware are you of your tires' health? Or what it is you need to change a tire quickly and efficiently, or understand tire physics?
My rules of thumb, at least for those with steel wheels:

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