Care Care Tips

Every make and model of automobile have their subtle difference, but they need the same basic maintenance and services.

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

  • Keep your tires inflated at the correct pressure. Under inflation causes tire wear and wastes fuel.
  • Do not carry unneeded weight in your vehicle. Excess weight puts a heavier load on the engine, causing greater fuel consumption.
  • Accelerate slowly and smoothly. Avoid jackrabbit starts. Get into a higher gear as quickly as possible.
  • 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.
  • Avoid engine lag or over-revving. Use a gear position suitable for the type of road you are travelling.
  • Avoid stop-and-go driving. Stop-and-go driving wastes fuel.
  • Do not rest your foot on the clutch or brake pedal. This causes needless wear, overheating and poor fuel economy.
  • Keep all wheels in proper alignment. Improper alignment not only causes faster tire wear but also puts an extra load on the engine.
  • Keep your vehicle tuned up and in top shape.
  • 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.
  • Take to the shade rather than keep the air conditioner running.
  • 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 the whole summer long.