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Reduce The Effects of Extreme Driving on Your Vehicle

September 17, 2019, 2:29pm EDT

Reduce The Effects of Extreme Driving on Your Vehicle - Kidney Cars

Do you consider yourself an extreme driver? Standard driving is known as driving steady in typical environments and weather.

Since many conditions today are often severe, being an extreme driver may be more common. Extreme driving includes driving in:


  • Severe cold or hot weather
  • Salty or dusty environments
  • Mountains or rough roads
  • Short commutes
  • Stop and go traffic
  • Carrying heavy loads, passengers, cargo, or trailer towing


Extreme driving can increase the amount of wear-and-tear on your car and reduce your fuel economy. However, by taking the following steps you can ensure that your vehicle performs efficiently, dependably and safely, no matter what the driving conditions are. 


1. Follow the maintenance and service schedule in your automobile owner’s manual. 

2. Inspect components like your vehicle's shocks and breaks more regularly. 

3. Improve gas mileage by keeping your vehicle properly tuned. 

4. Check filters, oil and other fluids more often.

5. Do not drive aggressively. Avoid quickly starting and stopping which can lower gas mileage.

6. Keep the speed limit. Driving over 60 mph will decrease gas mileage. 


You might want to look at this Car Care Guide which can be printed or downloaded. It covers service recommendations for the major systems of your vehicle and can be a resource for extending the life of your car. 


If you are ready to let go of your vehicle, please consider donating your old car to Kidney Cars and help us improve and save lives of those affected with kidney disease. 


  • Help improve lives and donate your vehicle today. 

  • We accept vehicles even if they no longer are running, as long as they have a title. 

  • There is no cost to you, simply call us at 800.488.CARS (2277) or complete our online form. 

  • Then schedule a pick up time that fits your schedule. You can make a difference in the lives of millions with kidney disease.