The highest ongoing cost to driving is how much it costs you to fill up at the pump. Fuel prices aren’t getting any cheaper, and will continue to rise with time, so it pays to keep a close eye on how much fuel your vehicle is using.

Kendal Vehicle Services will help you discover ways to improve fuel economy and minimise the environmental impact through emission testing. Without our help, you could be spending too much money on petrol & wearing out your engine prematurely.

If you are concerned about the environmental impact, we can help you reduce hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions To reduce harmful emissions into our environment and improve fuel economy, we have the latest technology to test your vehicle.

Repairing a serious maintenance fault, like an oxygen sensor malfunction, can improve fuel consumption by as much as 40 percent!

Changing your driving habits can have a dramatic effect on fuel economy

  • Watch your speed: by the time you reach 80km, half of your fuel is being used just to overcome wind resistance:

  • Don’t drive aggressively: rapid acceleration and deceleration drastically increasing fuel consumption. Aim to drive at a steady speed and allow enough following distance to eliminate the need to jam on the brakes

  • Properly inflate your tyres: Under-inflation places a greater strain on the engine, in addition to reducing vehicle safety.

  • Tune your engine regularly: a well maintained engine is at least 4% more efficient than one that has been neglected.

  • Drive with your windows up: at higher speeds, the increased turbulence generated by diving with your windows down will cause you to use more fuel.

If you have any concerns or queries, call today on: (09) 827 0120.

You will find Kendal Vehicle Services mechanical services particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:

Christchurch, Burnside, Avonhead, Harewood, Ilam, Airport, Bishopdale, Russley, Bryndwr.

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