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7. Vehicle Components

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Safety Equipment - Safe Use

Economical & Safe Use of the Automobile

There are several things you can do to maximize the economic operation of your motor vehicle.

First, you should avoid making fast starts, stops, and turns. They are not only unsafe but increase the cost of operating and maintaining your vehicle by wasting fuel and wearing out tires and brakes.

The second thing you can do to save money is to drive slower. Faster driving requires more fuel to get you the same distance. Obey speed limits and you will save fuel and reduce the risk to others.

Another thing you can do is anticipate when you will need to stop. Excessive quick braking wears your brakes and tires. Look ahead while you are driving so you can anticipate when you will need to stop and do so smoothly and gently.

Periodic or preventative maintenance of your vehicle will also lower your long-term operation costs. Periodic tune ups reduce fuel consumption by making your vehicle run more efficiently. The money you spend on periodic maintenance can also save you large expenses due to major engine failure and breakdown.




Lesson Summary


  

Lesson 7 Quiz


You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

  1. The engine in your car is sometimes called:


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  2. Disc brakes work by:


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  3. The oil warning light means that:


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  5. The minimum tread thickness for passenger car tires is:


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