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10-11-19

Tips and tricks for increasing your engine’s lifespan

Don’t drive on “E”

Although it’s easy to not notice your fuel levels slowly depleting, it’s important to avoid hitting empty. Sediment from gas or diesel settles at the bottom of your fuel tank as time goes on, and driving on empty causes the fuel pump to send grit through the fuel lines. Driving on E is also dangerous because fuel in the tank helps cool the fuel pump, so having less than a quarter tank of fuel can cause overheating.

Avoid slamming brakes and putting the pedal to the metal

It can be fun to show off your car’s quick acceleration, but it’s not a race and you don’t have to beat every other car on the road off the line at a stoplight. Quick acceleration not only affects your fuel economy, but it also puts unnecessary stress on your engine. Slamming the brakes is not only hard on your brake pads, but your engine and transmission may be affected as well.

Don’t ignore your vehicle’s needs

Your vehicle comes with a special set of instructions that are meant to keep your vehicle running in tip-top shape for years down the road. Ignoring these regular maintenance recommendations can have a pretty negative effect on your vehicle’s health, so make sure you stay up to date with oil changes, tire rotations, and the like.

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