Putting the gear on reverse while vehicle is still rolling.

All vehicles should be stopped, not rolling, before going into reverse to avoid damage to the internals of the transmission. This is true for both manual and automatic vehicles.

Waiting until fuel light is on before fueling up.

Yes we all live busy lives and sometimes we just don’t have time to make that stop at the petrol station on the way to work or home. Perhaps you like to wait for that cheap petrol day before filling up. Letting your fuel run low between fills is not actually the best for your car. Even the cleanest petrol has some small particles in it which will end up at the bottom of the petrol tank. These residue can get sucked into the engine if tank is too empty. It is good practice to fill up when fuel gets to about one-quartre of tank.

Driving over potholes and speed bumps.

Although we may not be able to avoid all potholes and speed bumps we should at least reduce our speed while going over them.

The impact from driving over potholes and speed bumps without slowing down can cause buckled wheels, lumps in the tyre, cracked alloys as well as upsetting the tracking and wheel balancing.

Revving the engine when cold

You may have heard that you should warm your car engine before starting your journey or that regular short journeys is doing damage to your car because the engine oil never fully warms up. These are actually myths.

All vehicles start from cold and letting your vehicle run on idle for too long can actually be bad to your vehicle and to the environment. The critical thing is to avoid revving the engine until it is warmed up. When you start driving and the engine is cold, just take it easy. If you ease into it the engine will actually warm up faster than if you were to let your car sit idle.