Like all other machines, cars need regular care and maintenance to work efficiently. Among all the parts that make a car, the engine is the most critical. There may be many things that we do unknowingly while driving a car that have adverse effects on its engine over a period of time. Here are the 7 most common things you may be doing wrong that is causing a huge loss to your car’s engine life.
Not letting the engine get ready
If you begin revving up the engine just after starting, it leads to wear and tear of the engine components and irreparable damage to expensive components over a period of time.
After starting the car, one should let the engine get properly lubricated with circulation of oil and let it warm up a bit. Once the circulation is complete (which takes roughly two minutes) and the engine has reached an optimum functioning temperature, the drivers can accelerate and move the car.
Constant speeding and applying brakes
If you don’t maintain a normal speed while driving and keep applying brakes every now and then, it cause serious damage to the rotors, discs and drums. This leads to wear and tear of brake components and makes them less effective in situations of emergency. Maintaining a constant speed and avoiding the constant use of brakes can save the engine’s brake components from wear and tear.
Riding the clutch
Resting the foot unnecessarily on the clutch in heavy traffic conditions or during long drives is another common but detrimental habit that drivers should refrain from. It can lead to premature wear and tear of the clutch plate and even other serious damages. Some car manufacturers provide a separate dead pedal to lay your foot on while driving. ASK Automotive are known clutch friction products suppliers for premium car manufacturers in the country and abroad.
Engine lugging refers to the practice of driving the car at a speed lower than that of the engine. It happens when you do not lower the engine gear when slowing down the car. This effectively means that you’re making your engine work harder when it doesn’t need to. Engine lugging can cause damage to your engines as it raises the engine temperature, make them run less efficiently and create issues with the engine’s timing. Therefore, always coordinate your car’s gearing with the speed at which it’s running.
Skipping regular maintenance
All machines need regular maintenance and so the engine is no different. Skipping regular servicing and check-ups leads to many problems in the long run which can cost a lot more to rectify. Frequent oil change is also essential for smooth engine operations.
Constant speeding causes unnecessary heating and friction in the car’s engine and pressure on other components like tyres. Maintain a constant and optimal driving speed so that there’s less pressure on the car’s engine parts and a better engine life. ASK Automotive is one of the best control cable manufacturers in India that is working consistently with premium car manufacturers to make your car driving experience smoother and hassle-free with new and innovative additions.
Bringing turbo engines to a sudden stop
Turbocharged engines are efficient, economical and provide additional power to the car. However, these engines get very hot when the car is driven hard. If the engine is brought to a sudden stop after a long and intense drive, the oil in the turbine is still boiling hot, which damages the internal components of the engine. So if you drive a turbocharged vehicle, make sure that you don’t shut down the engine immediately after a long drive. Drive gently on nearing your destination or let your car idle for a few minutes
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