Developing good habits when driving daily will benefit you and your car. It will also benefit the planet, one less bad driver? We’ll take it!! All jokes aside, making good habits will help your car to last longer because of all the components that require to overwork when driving recklessly.
Keepin’ It Smooth
Smooth rides will work wonders on your vehicle and yes, keeping it smooth also works well with the ladies. If you want a long and healthy relationship with your vehicle, you’ll treat your car right and pay attention to it’s needs. Smoothness is key when driving, if you are used to making panic stops at every red light or stop sign, not only will your passenger end up regretting being in the car with you but also you’ll end up over using different car components.
Some morning are colder than others, and so is your engine. Before leaving the house, turn on your engine and wait a few minutes for the engine to warm up, many engines are not as fuel efficient when cold. When you’re ready to go, take it easy when driving for the first couple kilometres while the engine gets to a proper temperature.
Ever noticed the driver in front of you driving like a drunk? Except they were trying to avoid potholes? This is a simple and easy habit to apply to your everyday driving because of the impact when driving over potholes will start damaging your tires and wheel. Not only that, the shock can also affect the suspension and the steering system, so try to avoid potholes to the best of your abilities. By the way, we’re not saying you should avoid ALL potholes, some are too little to affect your car.
Maintain, maintain & you guessed it, maintain!
Maintaining your car is a given, doing the proper maintenance instructed by your manufacturer is important to the longevity of your vehicle. We have articles talking about a variety of car maintenance topics such as the top essential car fluids, the importance of the power-steering system, meaning of the engine light and more. Click on which one you’d be interested to learn more about.
5. Get That Engine Up, Vroom Vroom!
No, we haven’t lost our minds.. Flooring your vehicle is really good for your car. With that said, you should wait to do this at a proper operating temperature and floor your vehicle occasionally. Doing the following will help to prevent accumulation of carbon deposit!
We hope these simple tricks help with your everyday drive! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and twitter, feel free to share with us any of your daily driving tips!!
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