I DRIVE A VERY SHORT DISTANCE TO WORK EVERY DAY ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2003 Mazda Protege
  • 90,000 miles

I drive a very short distance to work every day (1.5 miles each way) and may drive 10-15 miles on the weekends. A tank of gas lasts me about 6 weeks. I know that driving short distances isn't good for the engine or exhaust system. What can I do to help keep my car in good condition under these short commutes? Should I only put small quantities of gas in my tank to help keep it fresh? Should I use a higer octane gas? Should I take it on the Interstate and run 20 miles of so once a week?

Thank you for your help.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 6:33 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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  • 18,993 posts

Do the Interstate thing

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013 AT 6:36 PM

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