Also, forgot to mention: Keep tires inflated properly. Most people over or under inflate their tires. Also, keep the air filter clean. They usually have to be replaced every 3 oil changes. In between, you can take the filter out yourself and clean it. (Ask oil change store employee where the filter is and how to take it out and replace it properly). Once you get the filter out, knock the dirt out of it and then put the filter back. It takes about 5 minutes to do this job.
As for the A/C comment, using A/C on a freeway is best because keeping the windows up on the freeway makes your car more aerodynamic, which means less drag and greater fuel savings. On side streets and city roads this is not as important.
- 7/15/2008 12:30:26 PM