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...

    Other information:

    GMC Terrain 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Tire Chains


    Warning Do not use tire chains. There is not enough clearance. Tire chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension, or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could cause loss of control and a crash...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2021 Owners Manual: Vehicle Identification


    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This legal identifier is in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver side of the vehicle. It can be seen through the windshield from outside. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and certificates of title and registration...

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