1. It’s time to get
your ride back into prime shape!
People hit the gym and work on getting “back” into shape before
the summer season! Spring time is the right time to get everything looking
great! You should make the same decision for your vehicle? Regular maintenance
and tune-ups at the scheduled times will not only keep you running well but
will give your vehicle and all of it’s
parts a longer life! Consult your vehicle owners manual for regular oil change
schedules, check-up/tune-up intervals
and simple items like tire pressure, oil and fuel type.
good for your cars soul! Time for the spring workout.
appeal to having a clean car. Regular washing, buffing and waxing will maintain
and keep your cars paint and clear coat in good condition. This in turn keeps
the road grime and weather to a minimum and will reduce long term corrosion and
rust spots. Having the headlights buffed will keep your lights bright and allow
you to see the road ahead! Keeping the inside clean is important too, carpet
shampooing along with changing the air filter!
This can reduce internal allergens floating around in the cabin of your
car and help you reduce airborne allergens and illnesses. This is especially
important coming out of winter during a harsh cold and flu season in Colorado.
3. Don’t drive angry,
don’t drive angry (remember Groundhog Day?)
Here, I offer you a little “car yoga” exercise,
and you don’t have to stand on your head. Take a deep breath and relax behind
the wheel. Aggressive driving is known to increase your fuel use by a
significant amount; some say as much as 30%!!! Wow! Want to save money at the
pump? Slow down, give yourself more time and planning your routes ahead of time
are just a few of the many things you can do to save money and gas!
4. Tire pressure –
your gateway to a smooth ride.
Measure your tire pressure regularly, as this will keep your
vehicle ride smoother and believe it or not, the right tire pressure will
improve fuel economy. As it warms up outside, the air in your tires expands and
after winter, your tires need more attention. Cold temperatures decrease the
air pressure in tires, which adds to the rolling resistance caused by snow and
slush. Low tire pressure is what turns on the funky little light in the dash
too (TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System). This is a safety feature and can
let you know when you are running low, or are going flat