How to Save Fuel and Money

 


It’s no secret that the price of gas is always fluctuating. According to AAA, the national average price of gas today is $2.87 for Regular and $3.13 for Diesel. Although this is nowhere near the all-time high --$4.11 for Regular Unleaded, there’s always room in your life to learn how to save fuel and money.

 

Purchasing a vehicle that rates highly on fuel economy is the most obvious way to get the most bang for your buck. But consumers can spend less with any vehicle if they’re mindful of certain things.   

 

5. Oil and Filter Change

 

Clean oil reduces friction between moving parts in your engine and heightens fuel economy and reliability. Removing harmful deposits extends the life of an engine. Check your vehicle's owner manual for the recommended oil and filter charge schedule.

 

4. Properly Inflated Tires

 

When tires aren't inflated properly, it’s like driving with the parking brake on. Your technician should make sure your tires are properly inflated when you come in for preventive maintenance. A tire that’s going flat can cut your fuel economy by 2% per pound of pressure below the proper inflation level. It’s a great idea to get into habit of checking your tire pressure regularly.

 

 

3. Oxygen Sensor

Oxygen sensors is one of the top ways to make a noticeable difference Properly functioning oxygen are good for the environment and save hundreds of dollars in fuel costs over their life.

 

 

2. Spark Plugs

Each vehicle normally has four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times resulting in a lot of heat and chemical and chemical erosion.

 

 

1, Air Filters

A dirty air filter clog’s an engine’s air supply, causing a higher fuel-to-air ratio and thereby increasing gasoline consumption. Replacement depends on where and when you drive, so have a technician check your air filter during regular maintenance.


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