Money Saving Tips For Rising Fuel Costs

Published on

June 25, 2018

Gas prices in Northern California continue to climb. And there has never been a more important time to keep your vehicle maintained.

Good car care at Quality Tune-Up Shops actually pays for itself in fuel savings.

Here are a few things that you can do to help your car save fuel. First, if your gas cap is leaking or worn, get a new one. Today’s fuel systems require that the gas cap keep the right amount of system pressure, and a bad cap will cause your vehicle to not operate as designed.

Second, keep your engine clean. Clogged fuel filters, dirty fuel injectors and plugged PCV valves all cost you in loss of fuel. Replacing them or cleaning them will both improve fuel economy and increase the power you're getting from your engine.

Third, don't ignore your Check Engine light. Problems that cause that light to come on usually affect your fuel efficiency.

Fourth, check your 's owner's manual for service that should be regularly performed on your vehicle, and follow the schedule. Or talk to your friendly service advisor at Quality Tune Up Shops. Oil changes, transmission checks and cooling system service all improve fuel economy if they're done when needed. Low fluids and dirty fluids also create conditions in your vehicle that require more fuel. So routine maintenance is a must to maintain fuel economy and save cash.

Last, keep your tires inflated. Underinflated tires increase your vehicle's friction with the roadway, which increases the energy it takes to move. Keeping your tires properly inflated is great for saving gas as you drive around Appleton.

So if the cost of gas has got you searching the sofa for extra pennies, you might want to start making a few changes in your driving habits and getting your vehicle the service it needs.

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