GMC Terrain: Performance and Maintenance / Driving for Better Fuel Economy

Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible:

  • Set the climate controls to the desired temperature after the engine is started, or turn them off when not required.
  • 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.
  • Always follow posted speed limits or drive more slowly when conditions require.
  1. Keep vehicle tires properly inflated.
  2. Combine several trips into a single trip.
  3. Replace the vehicle's tires with the same TPC Spec number molded into the tire's sidewall near the size.
  4. Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.

    Engine Oil Life System

    The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message when it is time to change the engine oil and filter...

    Diesel Particulate Filter

    The engine is equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that will filter or trap particulates. The DPF is under the vehicle in the exhaust system...

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    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Wheel Replacement


    Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels can be repaired. See your dealer if any of these conditions exist...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Fuses and Circuit Breakers


    The wiring circuits in the vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Danger Fuses and circuit breakers are marked with their ampere rating...

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