4 Auto Maintenance Tips for Raising your MPGs
The cost of a gallon of gas never seems to be stable and could skyrocket at any moment. While technology is allowing brand new cars to use less and less fuel to get farther and farther, or no fuel in some cases, you can still get the most miles out of your car, truck or SUV by following a few simple steps. Here is our list of 4 tips to improve your miles per gallon.
Avoid Lengthy Warm Up Time
Your car should not need more than one or two minutes to warm up in the morning, if that. When your car or truck sits idling you're getting exactly zero miles per gallon. If you find your car needing more time to be road ready, you should seek an experienced mechanic to figure out the problem.
Replace Worn Spark Plugs
Spark plugs create a small spark to fire the pistons. To do so they burn gasoline. Depending on the size of your engine, they can fire up to 3 million times every 1,000 miles traveled. A dirty spark plug can misfire over and over resulting in wasted fuel.
Properly Inflate Tires
Driving on tires that are underinflated can cause an increase in fuel consumption by up to two MPGs or more. This is because your car's engine must work harder to get the soft tires to turn. Have your local auto professional check your tire's PSI rating to make sure they're properly filled.
Replace the Air Filter
A dirty air filter means there isn't enough air getting mixing with the gas, which causes a rich mixture. This is a waste of fuel and can cause other problems in your car's engine!
To get the most miles out of your car, have it serviced regularly by a professional auto repair mechanic that you know and trust. When it is time for auto maintenance in Stevens Point East reach out to the team at Auto Select. We strive to provide fast, honest service for all makes and models. Give us a call at (715) 600-5830 to schedule an appointment for any type of auto service in Stevens Point East.
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