What are severe driving conditions?

  • By Lea Naiz
  • 28 Jun, 2017

If you look in your car’s owner’s manual, you will likely see two vehicle maintenance schedules—one for regular driving conditions, and one for severe driving conditions. Most people ignore the severe driving conditions schedule, assuming that it only applies to those who drive off-road or on poorly maintained dirt or gravel roads, or perhaps those who drive for a living.

In reality, severe driving conditions are more common than you might imagine, applying to many of today’s commuters. Here are a few common indicators of severe driving conditions:

  • Stop and go traffic
  • Short trips of 10 minutes or less
  • Driving several times per day with time for the engine to cool between trips
  • Towing a trailer or boat
  • Driving in temperatures below 40 F or above 90 F

As you can see, what car manufacturers call “severe,” many people simply call “life.” If you are unsure whether your driving conditions are severe, ask your auto technician for a professional opinion.

If you are tired of getting the runaround and being treated like you haven’t got a clue, we invite you to try   Colchin Automotive  instead. Give us a call at 303-431-5421 for all of your automotive needs!

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