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Extend The Life of Your Vehicle

Posted at Tue, Oct 17, 2017 5:15 PM

Next to buying a home, buying a vehicle is the biggest purchase most of us will make. As such, it makes sense to protect that investment. The average American spends more than 25 minutes driving to and from work every day, so you want to make sure you get the most out of your vehicle. At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom NH, we thought we’d share these tips with you.

Be Aware of What You’re Doing

It’s easy to “tune out” when you’re driving, but it pays to be aware when you drive. For example, be sure to avoid sudden starts and stops and follow the speed limit. Sounds simple, right? But a lot of people don’t do this. Quick acceleration and braking uses more fuel than driving in a smoother fashion. And you probably don’t know that wind resistance caused by driving faster also costs you money—for every five miles per hour you drive over 60, you add a dime to the price of every gallon of gas you buy.

Tune Up

If an engine is poorly tuned, it can increase fuel consumption by up to 50%. Routine tune-ups and maintenance (like changing air and oil filters) will help you burn less gas, pollute less and prevent car trouble. Be sure to use the right grade of oil for your vehicle, as well.

Remove The Junk From Your Trunk

It’s wise to avoid carrying extra weight around in your vehicle. It’s saps your fuel economy, so unless you’re planning on golfing that day, leave your clubs at home.

Check Your Tires

Did you know 36% of vehicles are driven with tires below the recommended psi (pounds per square inch?) If your tires are underinflated, your car’s fuel efficiency will be reduced by 2% for each pound that your tires are underinflated.

Tim’s Truck Capital Is Here For You

If it’s time for a new vehicle, we hope you’ll come see us at Tim’s Truck Capital. We have a terrific inventory of preowned trucks, sedans, SUVs, crossovers and minivans. Each has passed an aggressive multi-point inspection by our service experts. For the highest quality used cars for sale in NH and used trucks NH, there’s one place to go—Tim’s Truck Capital!

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537

Website: http://www.timstruckcapital.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

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