High-mileage maintenance tip No. 7

May 5th, 2010 by

If you drive a high-mileage Honda – or if you aspire to drive one someday – you know that your car will a need a little extra TLC from time to time. Here, we’re offering a series of tips designed to take you to 100,000 miles – and beyond!

Today’s tip: Don’t let your engine idle

Put simply, a well-used car needs a break. If you plan to stay put for more than a few seconds, turn off your engine.

Idling is bad for the environment, bad for your engine, and it wastes gas. And yes – every second counts. Contrary to popular belief, idling is much worse than turning your car on and off a few times.

Our challenge to you: next time you’re tempted to inch your way through a fast food drive-thru, turn off your car and walk inside instead!