Chances are your car is one of your biggest investments and you depend on it to get you where you need to be every time you get behind the wheel. How we use our cars now is different from years ago and the roads we drive on are not the roads of the "old days". "Normal driving" is defined as steady driving in nonextreme weather or environments. Today, being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception. The automotive industry refers to “severe driving” as:
Heavier loads: cargo, passenger or towing a trailer;
Rough or mountainous roads;
Dusty or salty environments;
Driving the car before it’s had a chance to warm up; and/or
Driving in extremely hot or cold weather.
You should be aware of your vehicle and properly maintain and repair it so you can be safe and comfortable every time you are on the road. Proper maintenance helps you avoid more costly repairs down the road so your car can perform safely and dependably for years to come.