Maintenance Tips

Here is a list of ten tips to improve maintenance on your vehicle.

Original Manufacturer Oil Filter
The manufacturer filter comes with a built in check valve that holds oil pressure in the filter when the vehicle is not running. the advantage to this is when you start your vehicle the engine does not have to built that pressure back up every time which will keep you from having premature wear on your internal lubricated parts.

Tire Pressure
Make sure that the tire pressure on your vehicle's tire is at the correct amount. With unbalanced tires and low pressure, your vehicle will end up using more gas which will in turn cost you more.

Do Not Idle
You can save fuel by turning off your vehicle while waiting outside to pick someone up then restarting your vehicle. By sitting there with the vehicle running for fifteen minutes, your fuel is being used unnecessarily. If it is not necessary for you to go through a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant and you have time to go inside to get your food, choose that option. By sitting in the drive-thru line waiting for numbers of others infront of you, your vehicle is idling and wasting fuel.

Use Correct Fuel
Do not use a higher octane fuel than needed. Some people think that higher octane allows your vehicle to perform better but it doesn't and is unnecessary. The only thing this does is raise your bill.

Multi-Point Inspection
This inspection allows our factory-trained Technicians to ensure the continued safety and driveability of your vehicle. The chances of preventing problems before they occur are increased by performing this check on a regular basis.

Clean your engine
A clean engine will run cooler than a dirty one and will make it much easier to spot leaks and to service components.

Mileage Interval Service
There are intervals at which a vehicle should receive maintenance. Every 3,750 miles a vehicle should receive maintenance including replacing the engine oil and filter. It is important to have your tires rotated every other service because your tires cushion you from rough surfaces and objects on the road and can take quite a beating. The front and rear tires usually do not wear equally. By rotating them in 7,500 mile intervals, the tires will last longer and remain in a more safe condition.

Go Easy on the A/C
The higher the air conditioner is turned up, the more fuel you are using. When driving through a city or somewhere that requires you to drive at a lower speed, putting down the windows is a good option. On a nice day, the breeze will be flowing through the vehicle keeping it cool. When driving at a higher speed, the windows down will cause a drag on the vehicle which will also cause more fuel to be used. When the windows are up, do not overuse the air conditioner once the inside of the vehicle is cooled down. A tip to keeping your vehicle cool when it isn't running is to park in the shade. There will not be a need to blast the A/C everytime you get into the vehicle since it will already be somewhat cooled down.

Acceleration and Braking
Avoid fast starts and sudden stops. Accelerate slowly when you begin to drive to avoid wear to the engine. When coming to a stop take your foot off of the gas to start slowing down without having to apply the brake right away. If you slow down by letting your foot off the gas pedal, you will not have to brake as hard when you reach the point of stopping. Doing this will extend the life of your brakes.

Air Filter
Changing your air filter on a regular basis when needed will better your fuel usage.


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