Our no-cost inspection includes the following items that can help increase fuel efficiency: air filter, tire pressure, O2 sensor, exhaust system, fuel filter, along with many other items that can help ensure that your vehicle meets factory recommended specifications which can help improve fuel efficiency.
In addition to the things our service department can do to help better your mileage, here are some tips courtesy of www.fueleconomy.gov to help you improve your fuel efficiency at home:
? When traveling this summer, remember that a loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by 5 percent. Reduce aerodynamic drag and improve your fuel economy by placing items inside the trunk whenever possible.
? Avoid carrying unneeded items, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 lbs in the trunk reduces a typical car's fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
? Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Trip planning ensures that traveling is done when the engine is warmed-up and efficient, and it can reduce the distance you travel.
? Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.
? While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed, gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.31 per gallon for gas.
? Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use. Turn off your engine when your vehicle is parked. It only takes a few seconds worth of fuel to restart your vehicle.
? Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
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