These days, we all need a little relief from the high prices of gas. That’s why we’ve come up with 10 easy gas saving tips and service specials to keep your vehicle running at maximum fuel efficiency. Let us help ease the pain of high gas prices.
Keeping Your Engine Properly Tuned
Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emission test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent. If your car has a faulty oxygen sensor, your gas mileage may be affected as much as 40 percent!
Check & Replace Air Filters Regularly
Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.
Use Factory Recommended Grade of Motor Oil
You can improve your gas mileage by 1 - 2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1 - 1.5 percent.
Keep Tires Properly Inflated
You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
Keep Your Wheels Properly Aligned
Less resistance between the tire and the road = longer tire life and better gas mileage.
Aggressive driving (speeding and rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 3 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.
Observe the Speed Limit
Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.15 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer.
Avoid Excessive Idling
Idling gets zero miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than cars with smaller engines.
Use Cruise Control
Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
Use Overdrive Gears
When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.
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East Rochester, New York 14445