2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual PDF | Page 272

Your Driving, the Road, and
the Vehicle
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some
driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible.
? Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly.
? Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops.
? Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time.
? When road and weather conditions are appropriate,
use cruise control, if equipped.
? Always follow posted speed limits or drive more
slowly when conditions require.
? Keep vehicle tires properly in?ated.
? Combine several trips into a single trip.
? Replace the vehicle?s tires with the same TPC Spec
number molded into the tire?s sidewall near the size.
? Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means ?always expect the
unexpected.? The ?rst step in driving defensively is to
wear your safety belt ? See Safety Belts: They Are for
Everyone on page 1-12.
{ CAUTION:
Assume that other road users (pedestrians,
bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be
careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they
might do and be ready. In addition:
? Allow enough following distance between you
and the driver in front of you.
? Focus on the task of driving.
Driver distraction can cause collisions resulting in
injury or possible death. These simple defensive
driving techniques could save your life.
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Summary of Content

Your Driving, the Road, andthe VehicleDriving for Better Fuel EconomyDriving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are somedriving tips to get the best fuel economy possible. Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly. Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops. Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. When road and weather conditions are appropriate,use cruise control, if equipped. Always follow posted speed limits or drive moreslowly when conditions require. Keep vehicle tires properly inated. Combine several trips into a single trip. Replace the vehicles tires with the same TPC Specnumber molded into the tires sidewall near the size. Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.Defensive DrivingDefensive driving means always expect theunexpected. The rst step in driving defensively is towear your safety belt See Safety Belts: They Are forEveryone on page 1-12.{ CAUTION:Assume that other road users (pedestrians,bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to becareless and make mistakes. Anticipate what theymight do and be ready. In addition: Allow enough following distance between youand the driver in front of you. Focus on the task of driving.Driver distraction can cause collisions resulting ininjury or possible death. These simple defensivedriving techniques could save your life.4-2