Ultra Know Your Car
Drive sensibly - aggressive driving wastes gas. Sensible driving raises gas conservation by 33% on highways and 5% in towns. firstname.lastname@example.org Observe the speed limit - not only is observing the speed limit safer, the faster you drive, the more gas you consume. Keep tyres properly inflated - under-inflated tyres require more energy to roll. Keeping your tyres properly inflated raises your gas mileage by 3.3%. Follow recommended, regular maintenance...Read more
Would my brake fluid last forever?
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it has great ability to absorb water from the air. This moisture can eventually cause damage to the brake system and dangerously lower the brake fluid’s boiling point. Brake fluid should be clear and transparent. Cloudy brake fluid means it’s time for a change.Read more
Would using premium gasoline give my engine a premium performance?
Unless the engine under the hood was designed and built to take advantage of the extra octane in premium fuel, there is no point in paying the extra money per gallon. The number of high-performance cars and trucks that actually require premium fuel is very small. Keep it super unless your owner's manual calls for premium fuel.Read more
How often do I need to change or service my brakes?
Depending on driving habits, most cars need a brake service between every 40,000-50,000 km. However, this is merely a guide. Both parts and labour costs can rise dramatically if, for instance, the braking system needs an overhaul. It’s always good practice to consult your owner’s manual, but disc pads need to be checked regularly.Read more
How to extend the life of your vehicle?
Get in the habit of regular engine oil and filter replacements: They are the biggest factor when it comes to your vehicle’s life. Replace your timing belt in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations: This is generally about every 100,000 km. When in doubt, check your owner's manual. Properly align and balance your tires: Having your wheels properly aligned and balanced makes tires last longer. It is a good idea...Read more
How to improve your fuel economy
Drive sensibly Aggressive driving wastes gas. Observe the speed limit. Observing the speed limit is not only safer, but the faster you drive, the more gas you consume. Keep tyres properly inflated Under-inflated tyres require more energy to roll. Keeping your tyres properly inflated raises your gas mileage by as much as 3%. Follow recommended regular maintenance. A well maintained vehicle operates with greater efficiency.Read more