How can you increase fuel mileage?

May 17th, 2022
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  • Maintain Your Speed – posted speed limits not only attempt to ensure safety, but it also helps you increase your gas mileage.
  • Drive Light – remove any unnecessary items from your car. Keep your trunk clear of nonessential items. The heavier the car, the more fuel required to move it.
  • Change Oil – Not only should you change your oil regularly to keep your engine protected, make sure you are using the correct grade of new oil. If your oil is too heavy, you end up losing up to 2% in fuel mileage.
  • Check Tire Pressure – All tires should be inflated to the psi level indicated on the tire. You can lose up to 10% in fuel mileage if even one tire is under-inflated.
  • Alignment – Your wheel alignment and suspension must remain correctly aligned, lest you incur drag, wear on tires, and loss of fuel mileage.
  • Check and Replace Filters – To protect your engine and improve gas mileage, regularly replace the air filter. Not only will you protect your lungs from impurities but you will protect your engine from them also.
  • Stay Tuned – Most cars today are controlled by a computer system; these computers can fail to properly show worn down parts. Have your vehicle checked often to rid it of carbon build up, replace worn spark plugs or clean fuel injectors.
  • Engine Lights – Often the most ignored light, the ‘check engine’ light and ‘service engine soon’ lights are in place to monitor the engine and fuel system. The lights illuminated could be triggered by any number of causes and it is greatly important that you get them checked as soon as possible. While they remain on, the cars’ computer is operating in backup mode.
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