― Every car owner looks for ways to maintain his vehicle perhaps in ways that save money or at least help their vehicle to run better. Whatever you do, you'll want to ensure that your car looks and runs its best -- you've paid tens of thousands of dollars for your ride, so taking care of it will help take care of you and wallet. ∙ 1. Take it to the car wash -- Cleaning your car at home seems to make sense, particularly from a cost vantage point. However, you'll go through more water [...].