Driving your car cold
“A cold engine needs time to get up to temperature. Avoid full-throttle acceleration until the temperature gauge reads ‘normal.’” —Richard Reina.
Slamming the brakes too often
“A heavy foot on the brake pedal creates abnormal wear to pads and rotors, resulting in more-frequent replacements.” —Richard Reina.
Running on empty
“Running your car until the fuel light comes on—and then driving another ten kilometres —moves debris and dirt that has settled to the bottom of your tank through your engine.” —Valerie Coleman, sales director at 5miles.