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General Car Care Tips

Tips and Helpful hints to keep your car running smoothly and trouble-free.

The information that follows will help you to improve vehicle safety, longevity and fuel economy, while helping to protect the environment.

  1. Keep your tires inflated at the correct pressure. Under inflation causes tire wear and wastes fuel.

  2. Do not carry unneeded weight in your vehicle. Excess weight puts a heavier load on the engine, causing greater fuel consumption.

  3. Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Get into a higher gear as quickly as possible.

  4. Avoid long engine idling. If you have to wait for a long period of time, it is better to turn off the engine and start again later.

  5. Avoid engine lag or over-revving. Use a gear position suitable for the type of road you're travelling.

  6. Avoid stop-and-go driving. Stop-and-go driving wastes fuel.

  7. Do not rest your foot on the clutch or brake pedal. This causes needless wear, overheating and poor fuel economy.

  8. Keep all wheels in proper alignment. Improper alignment not only causes faster tire wear but also puts an extra load on the engine.

  9. Keep your vehicle tuned up and in top shape.

  10. Getting more miles from a liter or gallon of fuel is actually easy. Just take it easy while driving. It will also make your vehicle last longer.

  11. Take to the shade rather than keep the air conditioner running.

  12. It is a good idea to do a safety check before starting out on a trip. A visit to your dealer can help ensure safe and pleasant driving.

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