Even experienced drivers could learn a thing or two

Experience behind the wheel goes a long way. So does getting basic tips on driving and car maintenance. Let’s start with something really basic – an oil change.  A well-maintained engine can help your car’s performance, maximizes fuel economy and reduces harm to the environment. Now, for a few other tips you may want to consider.

Oil Tips
Is synthetic oil really better than conventional oil?

In a word, yes. It really is that simple. Synthetic oils protect better than the best conventional, mineral-based oils can, particularly at temperature extremes. You can find lots of explanations online about why synthetic-oil molecules outperform conventional-oil molecules, but the simple answer is: Yes. Synthetic oils protect better.



My owner’s manual says I need synthetic oil. Do I?

A lot of people are shocked to find that their new vehicle requires synthetic oil. That’s because the engines in newer vehicles are asked to deliver a complex balance of fuel economy, performance, low emissions, long engine life and — just to make it even more challenging — longer intervals between oil changes than years gone by. Our recommendation? Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. If they specify synthetic oil, it’s for a reason. And not doing so could void your vehicle’s warranty and shorten the life of your engine. 

How do I know if my mechanic is using Havoline?

Ask for Chevron Havoline by name. If your mechanic doesn't have it, you can find the nearest Havoline xpress lube to service your vehicle or you can purchase Havoline products at one of our Retailers and bring your own supply of Havoline products for your mechanic to service your vehicle.

Where can I recycle my used oil and filter?

You’d be surprised how many auto parts retailers, repair facilities and quick oil change places will accept your used oil and filter for free. One of the easier ways to find them is to go to www.recycleoil.org enter your zip code and look for the locations nearest you.

Quick Driving Tips
Plan Ahead

Slow down well in advance of reaching a yellow or red traffic light. If you see the light changing, begin slowing down.

Watch Your Speed

Though it may be common sense, a good rule is to watch your speed. Driving over 50 mph, and especially over 60 mph, uses more fuel and causes extra pollution.

Reduce Idle

Limit engine idling times. It reduces both pollution and fuel consumption.

Take It Easy

Avoid fast accelerations and switch to a higher gear before the engine revs too high.


Reduce drag on your vehicle by keeping windows closed when possible and check to make sure the hood, doors and trunk are properly secured.

Keep It Smooth

Reduce speed on curves and accelerate smoothly halfway through the turn to avoid excessive braking and fuel consumption.

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