Don’t put off car care

57595HDeferred maintenance can cost you way more in the long run.

Don’t be tempted to put off regular vehicle maintenance as a money saving measure -- the best way to save is to protect your investment. Plan to schedule those routine visits to ensure your car is in good working order and don’t put off activities like oil changes and tunes up.

  1. Consider changing out spark plugs for ones that offer a faster, more efficient burn. Autolite XP Xtreme Performance spark plugs ignite the gas and air mixture inside the cylinders more efficiently than .8mm finewire, multi-electrode and standard plugs, resulting in improved throttle response and acceleration. This, in turn, helps provide top fuel efficiency over the life of the plug.
  2. Ask your technician to use synthetic oil and a filter like the Fram Extended Guard The Synthetic Oil Filter. It may cost a little more upfront, but you’ll be able to go 11,000 kilometers before your next oil and filter change. Your owner’s manual will tell you what kind of oil to use and how often to have it changed.
  3. Ensure your vehicle has received the proper cooling system maintenance. Prestone experts suggest that neglected antifreeze/coolant can lead to corrosion, overheating and boil overs.

-- News Canada