Currently, unleaded regular 87 octane fuel is about $3.50 a gallon! Saving fuel can save lots of cash. If your check engine light is on it’s a pretty good bet that you are using more fuel then necessary. At least get a code scan to get an idea of the possible problem area. We perform code scans for free; this does not include diagnostic testing if needed.
- Have those loose front end parts repaired and have a wheel alignment. You will save fuel and save those expensive tires too.
- Perform manufacturer recommended maintenance services like replacing tune up parts and timing belts. A worn timing belt can distort valve and ignition timing, effecting mileage and engine performance.
- Remove extra weight from your vehicle like sand bags used for traction or that bowling bag that holds 3 balls, 2 set of shoes, some bowling shirts and a small wetbar!
- Decrease engine warm up times to about 15 to 20 seconds or just long enough to stabilize oil pressure.
- Perform body repairs as needed. Did you ever see a car with a torn landau roof or missing a fender? Reduced aerodynamics will eat fuel without mercy.
- Inflate tires properly. Don’t trust the gauge at the local gas station. Buy a decent gauge and check your owner’s manual or the decal inside the driver’s door for proper inflation pressure.
- Besides saving you money you will reduce your carbon footprint. Be good to mother earth and she will be good to you!