Maintaining your car is not cheap, but there are always ways to save. You already know that by selecting a reputable shop and keeping up with your oil changes you can avoid many expensive repairs, but what else you can do?
Does your car really need all the maintenance services and "flushes" that your dealership or repair shop recommends? For example, what is a throttle body and why does it need to be serviced? What are the signs that your car need new spark plugs or tune-up?