Previously, we talked about setting New Year’s resolutions for your car. If you haven’t done this yet, we’ve got a great goal to get you started: save money on gas. Sure, gas isn’t $4 a gallon like it was a few years ago, but it doesn’t hurt to cut down your fuel expenditure each month! Check out these tips to fuel up for less… and less often.
Learn and use the right motor oil.
Did you know that you can improve gas mileage by one to two percent by using the right grade of motor oil? Check your manufacturer’s guide or ask the pros at Rolf’s Import Auto about the best motor oil for your vehicle.
Change your air filters.
Have you ever seen a dirty air filter? It isn’t pretty… and it really isn’t good for your fuel efficiency. Changing clogged air filters will improve efficiency, performance, and acceleration on all vehicles. While this is a job some car owners do themselves, you can also stop by Rolf’s Import Auto to get the job done quickly and correctly.
Just repair it, already!
Have you been putting off vehicle repairs? We’ve all been there. But when you allow major issues to fester, you’re not just putting your fuel efficiency in jeopardy—your safety is at risk, too. Make 2017 the year you fix issues, get better gas mileage, and gain peace of mind on the road.
Feel the [tire] pressure.
Air pressure matters. When your tires are properly inflated, you can improve gas mileage by over three percent! Over the course of weeks, months, and years, it really adds up!
Get into a routine.
Routine maintenance and tune-ups are perhaps your best defense against poor fuel efficiency. Professionals can pinpoint small (and often inexpensive) fixes that can have a big impact on your fuel budget. It also helps you learn about small issues that you can fix now before they become major problems down the road. Invest a little now so you can save big later.
There are many ways to help your car, wallet, and the environment thrive when it comes to gas mileage. For even more tips, check out www.fueleconomy.gov. Here’s to an fuel efficient 2017!