How Do I Save Money on Gas?
With gas prices on the rise, we are all looking for ways to save money at the pump! Other than not driving or car-pooling (those aren't always options) what can we do??
I asked my team for help. Keep reading to find out some pretty simple tips we can follow in order to increase our fuel economy.
Give us a call if you have any questions! Our Service Advisors will be happy to tell you which services are applicable to your specific vehicle.
1. Complete an Oil Change Service
Engines are made up of many moving parts which need to be lubricated to avoid damage. By maintaining your vehicle with regular oil services you will improve your gas mileage and your vehicle's longevity. Ready this blog, "How Often Should I Change My Oil?" for more info.
2. Complete a GDI Service
What does GDI stand for? Gasoline Direct Injection engines, which is a technology that most vehicles are now built with. A GDI service is a 3 step process that will clean out your fuel system by injecting additives. This service will clean out your intake, the back of your valves, the throttle body and plate, the fuel system injectors, and the fuel rail.
3. Check for Proper Wheel Alignment
Along with giving you a smoother drive and increased safety, proper wheel alignment can increase your fuel efficiency. Misaligned tires can drag, which can decrease your gas mileage as well.
4. Check for Proper Tire Air Pressure
By maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires you will reduce their rolling resistance. With a smoother drive and increased tire traction you will see a slight increase in your fuel economy.
5. Replace the Air Filter
The air filter keeps debris and dirt out of the air intake system. This will increase the life of your motor. When your filter is clogged it will decrease your engine's power and performance. By replacing the filter you will see improved acceleration of your engine.
6. Replace the PCV Valve
The PCV valve controls the gases that are produced when your vehicle is running and burning fuel. If this valve is plugged it will slow down the system which will decrease your fuel efficiency.
7. Replace the Spark Plugs
By replacing the spark plugs you will find that the fuel burns better and cleaner, which will create a more complete combustion in your engine.
8. Replace the Fuel Filter
This filter keeps debris out of your vehicles fuel system. When the fuel filter is cleaner it will be more efficient at doing it's job, keeping the fuel and the system cleaner. Keeping the system cleaner means less resistance so the fuel can flow more smoothly.
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