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 2018-2023 Owners Manual: What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?


    After frontal and seat-mounted side impact airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that some people may not even realize the airbags inflated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at least partially inflated for some time after they inflate...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2023 Owners Manual: Exhaust Fluid Quality Poor


    Use only exhaust fluid that is GM approved, or fluid containing the API certified or ISO 22241 label. All DEF has an expiration date. If the system detects poor quality, or contaminated or diluted DEF, the DIC message EXHAUST FLUID QUALITY POOR - SEE OWNERS MANUAL NOW – 160 KM (99 MI) UNTIL 104 KM/H (65 MPH) MAX SPEED displays...

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