5.MERGE SMALL TRIPS
As we mentioned before, most of the wear and tear on your car and engine (and the pollution it generates) comes in the first few minutes of driving. Therefore, if you find yourself using your car for a large number of smaller trips, try and combine these trips as much as possible. This will help keep your engine happier and healthier for longer.
This might sound odd. But, make sure that you run your AC a couple of times over the winter months. Why? Well, it’ll keep your AC unit in better working order, keep everything in good working order and help you make sure the rubber seals in your AC unit remain soft and pliant.
Finally, whilst many manuals these days recommend long intervals between oil changes, a more frequent change is recommended, particularly if most of your driving is done in an urban area or if you regularly drive in stop-and-go traffic.