Don’t forget about scheduled maintenance

June 9, 2015

A well maintained vehicle saves fuel and money

True story: this week a friend of mine told me how his vehicle’s fuel economy declines each winter. (Not surprising – engines are less efficient in cold temperatures.) But he didn’t get the expected bounce back this spring, so he decided to take his car in for a check-up.

The diagnosis? His spark plugs were well past their best before date and were replaced.

The result? An instant 25% improvement in fuel economy.

Maybe it’s a good reminder to all of us to check our vehicle maintenance records and ensure everything’s up to date. Scheduled maintenance matters – for vehicle life, fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

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