Auto Care Tips | Improving Fuel Economy | Increase Gas Mileage
Here are some tips that help conserve fuel, which in time equals money in the bank.
- Limit automobile warm up times in winter.
- Don’t idle for too long. Turn off your engine if you anticipate waiting for extended periods.
- Avoid unnecessary air conditioning usage. More economical when driving at higher speeds.
- What about cleaning out your trunk? More weight equals more drag. Which equals more fuel.
- Use cruise control when possible. A constant speed is ideal for improving your fuel economy.
- Check your oil. Reduce friction by using quality or synthetic engine oil. Low oil makes your engine work harder. Oil is the blood of your engine. Most engine wear occurs after a cold start, so it’s very important to have oil that is thin enough to circulate easily at cold or warm temperatures. Oil weights change through out the season. For the ultimate in high temperature protection, durability and all-round performance, synthetic oils are great, but more expensive.
- Spark plugs need to be changed according to your maintenance schedule or earlier. So the air and fuel mixture will burn cleaner and more efficiently. You want to make every drop of gas count. If it’s not burning properly, it’s only burning a hole in your pocket. Who wants to waste money?
- Change your filter on time. Dirty filters can sometimes increase the amount of fuel your vehicle uses by as much as 10 percent. Clogged air filters can ruin your spark plugs. Also damage expensive oxygen sensors and other vital components. Which equals wasted time and money.
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