The best ways to keep your car running longer:
That means accelerating slowly. Anticipate your braking so you can do so gradually. Don’t rev your engine in the driveway when it’s cold, before the oil has a chance to warm up and freely circulate throughout your engine.
Make Fewer Short Trips
The most wear to your engine is done right after start-up. On a short trip, your engine never has a chance to get up to operating temperature. That means that water in your engine and exhaust never has a chance to heat up and vaporize. That water, combined with metal and oxygen, makes rust. And, according to Neil Young, rust never sleeps. (look it up)
Stay tuned next month for more tips on how to keep your car running longer.