With gas prices as unpredictable as they’ve been lately, it’s good to have some fuel-saving tips you can rely on. In addition to driving sensibly and efficiently, here are two easy ways to improve your fuel economy.
Check your tires to ensure they are properly inflated. Every 1 psi that your vehicle’s tires are short can reduce gas mileage by 0.3 percent. When multiple tires are not inflated properly, these extra costs can really add up, especially over your weekend vacation to the lake house or daily commutes to work. By inflating your tires to your vehicle’s specifications, you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent—that’s roughly 10 cents per gallon. In addition, properly inflated tires wear evenly, last longer, and are safer to drive on. This simple step saves you money and makes for a more enjoyable ride. When inflating, many drivers make the mistake of using the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall. Instead, look for a sticker on your vehicle’s door jamb or consult the owner’s manual to determine the correct pressure for your tires. Our technicians at Carl Black are more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Keep your engine properly tuned. Tune ups ensure that the engine’s various components are in good shape and are working together correctly. On average, fixing an out of tune vehicle or one that has failed an emissions test can improve gas mileage by 4 percent, or approximately 14 cents per gallon. Typically, the more serious the problem, the larger the fuel economy gain will be. Fixing serious maintenance problems, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can increase gas mileage by as much as 40 percent! Regular tune ups ensure that small, inexpensive problems don’t become large financial burdens. Simply bring your vehicle to Carl Black for a tune up, and benefit from the savings in gas mileage and peace of mind that your engine is running smoothly. Our technicians know your vehicle inside and out—we use factory parts to ensure that your vehicle’s engine is running with optimal fuel efficiency.
To help you save even more money, we’re offering $20.00 off our Tune-Up Special or Injector Clean for a limited time. Enjoy all the benefits a properly tuned vehicle has to offer today!