Many drivers have seen real savings with the average price of gas below $2/gallon. If motorists put some of those savings toward basic auto care it could save them even more on gas.
Consider these simple steps for improved fuel economy and savings.
1. Check your tire pressure. By keeping tires inflated properly it improves gas mileage by over 3%.
2. Be sure to use the right oil for your vehicle. Using the motor oil recommended by the manufacturer will improve gas mileage by 1-2%.
3. Replace air filters if they are clogged. In all vehicles, you will enjoy better performance and acceleration and with older vehicles it can improve fuel economy too.
4. Check the engine performance. If you keep the engine running efficiently it can improve gas mileage by an average of 4%.
5. Fix your vehicle when it needs it. By taking care of serious maintenance problems, like a faulty oxygen sensor, you can improve your mileage by as much as 40%.
By being proactive on routine auto care, it not only saves on fuel costs, but it will help to identify small issues before they become bigger, more expensive issues.