4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

By January 26, 2017Car Maintenance

new year's resolutions for your carIn a recent article from Green Living, they listed 4 New Year’s Resolutions for your car that you can set today to help save money and maintain your investment all throughout 2017. They consisted of:

1. Getting your vehicle’s body into shape
A simple vehicle maintenance regime — including measuring your tire pressure, checking for leaks once a month, taking your vehicle in for regular tune-ups and reading the owner’s manual — will help you save money and fuel, and protect the environment.

2. Being a fuel-efficient driver

Slowing down, giving yourself more time and planning your routes ahead of time are just a few of the many things you can do to save money and fuel, and lower your vehicle’s emissions.

3. Kick the idling habit
Unnecessary idling is bad for your wallet, your vehicle, the environment and the health of people around you. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to warm up your car is to drive it at a moderate speed. Even on the coldest winter days (and as long as your windows are defrosted), today’s electronically controlled engines allow you to drive away 30 seconds after starting the engine.

4. Check your tire pressure

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 (9,320 miles) and increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption by 4 percent. For improved fuel efficiency and enhanced safety, give your tires the attention they need.

 

Read the full article.