Though current fuel prices are at record-breaking lows, most Canadians are still concerned with fuel-price instability, and aware that low fuel pieces do nothing to reduce global warming or unwanted emissions.

One needn’t necessarily look for a new Mitsubishi Mirage or Chevrolet Volt or hybrid car to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 percent or more.

Why? Maintenance. It’s the original fuel-saver and emissions reducer, and it’s been around since before hybrids and direct-injection engines and thirty-eight-speed triple-clutch transmissions started to become mainstream.