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GAS Saving Tips

Keep your tires properly inflated

Did you know that an average of 21% of cars inspected in check lanes in the country have under-inflated tires. Proper inflation costs nothing and is the number one source of reduced gas mileage. Think of how hard you have to work peddling a bicycle with low tires and then imagine how hard your car has to work with them.

Replace Dirty Air Filters

When your air filter is clogged with dust, dirt, smoke particles and bugs it chokes off the air and creates a “Rich” gas/air mixture. This means too much gas for the amount of air. This wastes gasoline and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

Gas Caps

About 17% of vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing. This causes 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate every year. Make sure your gas cap is in good condition and secured tightly. Most current cars require 3-4 clicks to properly tighten the gas cap.

Replace Worn O2 Sensor

Inside our cars is a sensor that detects and adjusts the air to fuel mixture, known as the O2 Sensor. When this sensor is worn or defective, it is unable to properly mix this ratio and can significantly impact your car’s mileage and power.

Replace Dirty or Substandard Engine Oil

Dirty engine oil increases friction inside the engine. Increased friction makes the engine work harder and that reduces mileage.

Replace Worn Spark Plugs

Vehicles have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times in 1000 miles. This naturally causes lots of heat and electrical and chemical erosion. Dirty spark plugs cause misfiring and inefficient combustion, this in turn wastes fuel.

Condition MPG Penalty (Up To)
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG
Under Inflated Tires 1-2 MPG

Gas-Saving Driving Tips

Don’t be an aggressive driver

Inside our cars is a sensor that detects and adjusts the air to fuel mixture, known as the O2 Sensor. When this sensor is worn or defective, it is unable to properly mix this ratio and can significantly impact your car’s mileage and power.

Avoid excessive idling

Sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

Observe the speed limit

Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mpg driven over 60 will result in an additional 10 cents per gallon. To maintain a constant speed on the highway, cruise control is recommended.

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