People are always looking for ways to save money. One of the best things you can do is to take the time to make sure that one of your most important assets, your car or truck, is in good repair. Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape can save you money in the long run and an unmaintained vehicle can be dangerous to operate.

Here are a few things you should be paying attention to.

Check your tire air pressure: Low tire pressure can affect a variety of things, from the way your vehicle handles to your fuel economy.

Check your engine oil level: Your owner’s manual will show the proper procedure for your vehicle, but it usually involves checking a dipstick. A vehicle with low oil pressure runs hotter and is more prone to failure.

Check your coolant/anti-freeze: A vehicle without the proper level of this vital fluid could be damaged due to extreme heat or extreme cold. Checking the level is usually as simple as looking at the fluid reservoir.

Your owner’s manual will have more information on these three topics along with a wealth of other information about your vehicle.