Your car may have a couple of rusty spots and might be losing a little of its luster in some places, but these few flaws could also mean that you actually own your car free and clear-a great thing in this economy. And, since it’s tax season and you’ve got some extra money put aside or on its way, it may be to your benefit to put some of that money into your car and ensure that you continue to drive car note free. The more expensive services like tune-ups, full system flushes, etc. should extend the life of your car, keeping the $300+ a month average car payment in your pocket. But, you probably already knew this.