Keep in mind that the braking distance increases very rapidly as the speed increases. At 60 mph or 100 km/h, for example, it is not twice but four times longer than at 30 mph or 50 km/h. Tire traction is also less effective when the roads are wet and slippery. Therefore, always maintain a safe distance.
The brake booster assists braking only when the engine is running. When the vehicle is moving with engine not running, more force on the brake pedal is required to bring the vehicle to a stop.
How you drive determines fuel economy
We made great efforts to make your vehicle fuel efficient. However fuel economy will vary depending on where, when and how you drive, on the optional equipment installed in your vehicle, and the condition of your vehicle.
Keep a light foot on the accelerator pedal.
Drive smoothly; avoid abrupt changes in speed as much as possible.
Avoid jack rabbit starts and sudden stops.
Do not drive longer than necessary in the lower gears. Shifting up early helps to save fuel.
Avoid unnecessary idling. Turn the engine off.
Prolonged "warm up" idling wastes fuel. Start the vehicle just before you are ready to drive. Accelerate slowly and smoothly.
Any additional weight carried in the vehicle reduces fuel economy. Always remove all unnecessary items.
How to Improve fuel economy
A well tuned and properly maintained vehicle wilt help you get maximum fuel economy.
Diesel fuel injection should be adjusted to specifications.
Air cleaner should be dirt free to allow proper engine "breathing".
Battery should be fully charged.
Wheels should be properly aligned.
Tires should be inflated to correct pressures.
The published EPA mileage estimates may vary, depending on speed, weather and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less.