Don’t waste money on outdated advice
Implementing small changes, drivers could save up to $538 a year or $6,610 in the lifetime of their vehicle. In any economy, every penny counts. That’s why it’s important to get the facts.
- Maintenance Schedule
- Warming up your vehicle
- Premium gas
- Tire inflation
- Getting gas in the morning
Debunking a few of the most popular maintenance myths, including the following:
- MYTH: Cars need oil changes every three months or 5,000 kilometers.
False: That used to be true, but not with newer cars. Because of synthetic oils that don’t break down as quickly, consumers actually don’t need oil changes as often – more like every 7,000 to 10,000 kilometers. (There may be two recommendations for oil-change intervals: one for normal driving and one for hard use. Check your maintenance guide to be sure.)
SAVE: Either way, there’s a considerable savings here: Let’s say you’re an average consumer who drives 20,000 kilometers a year, which means you would need about four oil changes a year under the old formula. With the new extended mileage, consumers need only about two oil changes a year, cutting their bill for oil changes in half – you could pocket upward of $50 a year or $650 in the lifetime of your car and do something to help the environment by saving oil.