Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - More Miles

Thread: More Miles
View Single Post
post #6 of (permalink) Old 3rd December 2006
S.M.A.R.T.(y) Pants
VelSatisfied's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,938
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanks: 4,551
Thanked 2,471 Times in 1,852 Posts
Good tips (I would probably suggest making these checks - including bulbs - a bit more frequent). one I would also add is to avoid revving the engine whilst its cold - I keep mine below 2500rpm until it has fully warmed. This will help to avoid premature engine wear. In addition, avoiding harsh acceleration from standstill and sharp deceleration will extend your clutch, driveshafts, tyres and brakes. I'm not suggesting a driving style akin to Miss Daisy, but you can still cover distances swiftly, safely and enjoyably - with a degree of finesse just by reading the road ahead.

This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

S.M.A.R.T. Technician
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater
VelSatisfied is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome