CAR CARE Maintenance means savings

In today’s economic times, it’s more important than ever to protect the investment in your vehicle.

In today’s economic times, it’s more important than ever to protect the investment in your vehicle – whether it’s vintage, luxury or an everyday car.

There are many misconceptions about fuels and maintenance that make it difficult to know how best to keep your vehicle in good running condition and avoid unnecessary costs.

A well-maintained vehicle can improve fuel efficiency by up to 40 per cent.

Top automakers agree gasoline choice plays a vital role in the cleanliness and performance of an engine.

A high-quality gasoline cleans and protects critical engine parts, so the engine can perform as efficiently as originally designed.

Regular servicing and following the service recommendations for your vehicle, such as changing the air filter, spark plugs, engine oil and other fluid ensure optimum performance and fuel efficiency.

A poorly maintained vehicle can consume 15 per cent more fuel than a well-maintained vehicle and increases emissions by even more.

Operating a vehicle with one under-inflated tire can reduce the life of the tire by 15,000 kilometers and increase the vehicle’s consumption by four per cent.

The faster you drive, the more wind resistance you’ll encounter and the more fuel your vehicle will consume to maintain speed.

Reducing speed to 90 km/h from 110 km/h saves up to 20 per cent on fuel. Follow the speed limit and use cruise control on flat highway terrain to prevent inadvertent speeding and help save fuel by keeping speed constant.

 

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