I don’t have a car to maintain so I can’t speak for myself. But I have friends who own a car and I’m familiar with how they handle and treat the vehicle as their second home. They allot a certain budget for its maintenance to ensure it would not cause them any trouble in the future. My friends also see to it that they get the right and only useful accessories such as curt trailer hitches for their car. They use their vehicle for sending and fetching their kids from school and for managing their small business. They say their car is very useful to them and couldn’t afford to lose it albeit it’s costly maintenance and unstable price of gasoline.