Best Auto Repairs to Improve Your Gas Mileage

September 27, 2013 Adrien's Service StationBlog

As people are leading increasingly mobile lifestyles, and with fluctuating gas prices eating away at our budgets, knowing these next tips will help keep fuel-inefficiency at a minimum. Avoiding heavy accelerating and braking is a well-known strategy, but here a few more lesser-known habits that can make a difference in going farther between fill-ups.

1. Cap it off- Ensuring that your gas cap is closed until it clicks can save you from having your gas dollars disappear into thin air. Improperly seated gas caps allow 147 million gallons of fuel to evaporate each year in the United States.

2. Don’t defer maintenance- Many car owners delay having even routine maintenance done to their car, either because they forget or because they don’t want to spend the money to do it. Keeping your car running efficiently and adjusting your driving behavior are the best ways to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy and keep more money in your pocket.

3. Keep Your Tires in Shape- Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Tires that are underinflated put more stress on your engine, making it work harder and burn more fuel.

4. Know Your Car- Refer to your car’s owner’s manual; In it you’ll find the automaker’s recommended maintenance schedule, which is designed to keep your car running at its best and most fuel-efficient.

5. Perform Regular Engine checks- A properly tuned and maintained engine can improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, while replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can boost gas mileage by as much as 14 percent.

6. Replace the EGR Valve- Replacing or cleaning an old exhaust-gas recirculation valve, especially on older vehicles, can improve fuel economy. If you’re mechanically inclined, often just cleaning the existing EGR valve and replacing the gasket that seals it can go a long way in improving gas mileage.

For all your Miami Auto Repair needs, come to Adrien’s Service Station. Call us today at 305-634-5472 or email us through our website with any questions.

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