Show your car some love by keeping it well maintained and regularly serviced. It will save you fuel and money, reduce long-term repair costs and reduce nasty exhaust emissions. You may also get more money when you sell it or trade it in.
Show your car some love by keeping it well maintained. Keeping your vehicle in top operating condition will save you fuel and money, reduce your long-term maintenance costs and minimize harmful exhaust emissions. A well-maintained vehicle is also more reliable and could be worth more when you want to sell it.
- Read the owner’s manual carefully to become familiar with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and requirements. Maintenance regimes vary widely from one vehicle to another – the manufacturer of your vehicle knows best.
- It’s usually best to leave the servicing of your vehicle in the hands of trained automotive professionals. They have the knowledge and tools to diagnose and correct problems and to put you on the road to safe, fuel-efficient driving.
- When purchasing motor oil, use good-quality oil preferably rated as being “Energy Conserving.” Using the lowest multi-grade of oil recommended in your owner’s manual can improve the fuel efficiency of the engine, particularly when starting it cold.
- Virtually all of your vehicle’s mechanical systems can affect fuel efficiency if not properly maintained. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for checking the engine, cooling and ignition system, brakes, drive-train and emission-control system.
- Operating a vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 8 psi (56 kPa) can reduce the life of the tire by 15,000 kilometres and increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption by 4 percent. For improved fuel efficiency and enhanced safety, give your tires the attention they need.
- Head off problems that can cost you fuel and money by performing regularly scheduled maintenance.
- A poorly maintained vehicle can boost fuel consumption by up to 15 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by even more.
- Almost all gasoline vehicles on the road today are fuel-injected. A recent study showed that replacing a clogged air filter on a vehicle with a fuel-injected gasoline engine does not improve fuel economy. However the study also showed that a clogged air filter may reduce acceleration performance.
- Under-inflated tires are estimated to cost vehicle owners gallon of fuel annually. At today’s price of gasoline that can add up to a huge waste of fuel and money.
- Neglecting to replace worn-out oil results in poor engine performance, higher fuel consumption and possibly severe engine damage.
- A well-maintained vehicle is more reliable and could be worth more when you want to sell it.