CarMax Technicians Offer Time and Money-Saving Tips for Your Car When Every Dollar Counts
RICHMOND, Va., May 16, 2008 -- Maintaining your car can be a hassle and expensive, especially when the pressure of saving money counts. That's why CarMax, Inc. , the nation's largest retailer of used cars, is providing helpful advice to reduce the excess time and money that is spent on your car.
"When you take into consideration all the benefits you get from your car, maintaining it and keeping it in good shape doesn't necessarily have to be so hard on your finances or your schedule," said Juan Crespo, ASE Master Technician for CarMax. "By following a few recommendations, consumers can save substantial amounts of money."
Here are some helpful tips to save time and money on your car: TIP HOW IT SAVES TIME AND MONEY Use regular gas Most passenger cars and other light instead of premium, duty vehicles are engineered to run on unless your car regular gas, which is less expensive. requires premium Perform factory Having your car in top mechanical shape recommended not only saves gas, your car will last maintenance longer and run safer. Keep tires inflated Under-inflated tires create more to the pressures friction and heat; friction cuts into indicated on the mileage and heat increases the danger placard of a blowout which could require buying new tires. Be cautious when Hitting curbs when parking puts extra parking wear on your suspension and might throw off the car's alignment. Use cruise control Foot pressure variations on the gas on long drives when pedal cause the engine to rev up and it's safe down, which wastes gas. Don't use your car The more weight you put in your car, as a storage closet the harder the engine works to propel it. Keep it clean Caked-on dirt and mud on the car's exterior can permanently damage the paint, which will cost money to repair. Check the tread on Fixing an alignment problem will be your tires cheaper than replacing the tires About CarMax
CarMax, a FORTUNE 500 company, and one of the FORTUNE 2008 "100 Best Companies to Work For," is the nation's largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 94 used car superstores in 43 markets. The CarMax consumer offer provides our customers the opportunity to shop for vehicles the way they shop for items at other national retailers, and it is structured around four customer benefits: low, no-haggle prices; a broad selection; high quality vehicles; and a customer- friendly sales process. During the fiscal year ended February 29, 2008, we retailed 377,244 used cars and sold 222,406 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.