Are you Driving Your Engine to an Early Grave with Bad Habits?

1.Don’t drive on empty

When you drive on empty or with little fuel in your tank, sediment from the gasoline that settles at the bottom of your tank can negatively affect your engine. The bottom of the tank is dirtiest part of the gasoline. When this part is used for fuel, you run a higher risk that the dirt will eventually reach your fuel line and even your engine, ultimately resulting in serious damage and high repair costs.

2.Don’t rev your engine

When you rev your engine, you place additional and unnecessary stress on your car and it’s engine. This is imperative when it’s cold outside—revving your engine before it has had time to warm up is especially damaging, as the engine’s oil hasn’t had sufficient time to circulate and properly lubricate your car.

3.Don’t start and stop quickly

Quick starts and stop not only waste huge amounts of gas—costing you extra money at the pump—it also puts unnecessary strain on your car and its parts. To start, you can count on burning through your brake pads faster. Keep your fuel costs and brake-related service bills as low as possible by driving smoothly.