Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tip 5: Don't Let it Idle

Don't warm your car up by letting it idle. The engine warms up faster when driving than it does when idling, and idling wastes about a quart of gas every 15 minutes.

Potential Money Savings: $90/yr.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tip 4: Keeping Your Vehicle Tuned

Keep your car properly tuned. A poorly tuned car uses between 25% and 33% more gasoline each year. It's cheaper to pay the cost of a tune-up.   

Potential Money Savings: $150-250/yr.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tip 3: Smart Insurance Planning

Ask your insurance agent how much money you can save by raising the deductible on your auto collision insurance. Often, raising the deductible from $200 to $500 can save you 10% to 30%. If you have a good driving record, you could come out ahead.  

Potential Money Savings:  $50-225/yr.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tip 2: Stopping Wasteful Driving Habits

Wasteful driving habits can double your fuel consumption. Develop gas-saving habits, such as: 

(1) Always accelerate gently;
(2) Watch traffic ahead of you so you can anticipate slow-downs and avoid stops;
(3) Coast up to traffic jams by lifting your foot off the gas pedal instead of approaching at full speed and slamming on the brakes. It takes 20% more gas to accelerate to normal speed from a full stop than it does from four or five miles per hour;
(4) Don't drive too fast or too slow. It takes 20% to 30% more gas to drive at 70 mph than 50 mph;
(5) Maintain a steady speed on the highway. Avoid getting stuck behind slow cars where you have to slow down to their pace and then speed up to pass.

Potential Money Savings: $390/yr.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Career Opportunities

Smart Auto & Tire is looking for people with the skills and experience to meet the needs of our customers. As a Smart employee, you will be part of a growing team with a commitment to safety and work place values, and you will learn from some of the best in the industry.

Smart Auto & Tire offers competitive wages and benefit programs and all Smart employees follow a continuing education program that keeps us current on new technology.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Service Advisor
Tire & Oil Change Technician

Please forward your resume to info@smartauto.ca and state which position you are applying for.