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The effects of traffic on your vehicle

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If you drive to work, traffic is one thing you probably wish to avoid. While your brain may be in knots sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, your vehicle is taking a bigger beating. High-volume periods of traffic tend to be accompanied by a pattern of rapid accelerations and sudden stops, which deplete the life span of your engine. Below are three ways traffic impacts your vehicle.

1. Sudden stops and the brake system

2. Sitting idle and engine deposits

3. Hard starts and stops and the transmission

Read more about negative traffic impacts and how to prevent them.

Anthony Blackman, Atlantic Tire & Service


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