Maintenance That Saves Gas
Summer is here, and if you’re like most people, you’re probably taking a road trip soon. If this is the case, there’s a number of small auto maintenance steps you should take this summer. Long drives can be difficult on cars. Leaky radiators, under-inflated tires and cracked hoses are significant lower your fuel efficiency. This decreased fuel efficiency can add up to a large sum of money wasted on gas this summer. But don’t worry, there’s good news: Many of these car maintenances are very affordable at Salinas auto repair shops.
Air filters can become plugged and restrict air flow, keeping your fuel from burning efficiently. This can also cause excess carbon build-up, which can reduce miles per gallon. Oil changes are also very important. As oil ages, it becomes thicker, robbing your engine of energy. Periodic oil changes can keep your fuel efficiency high.
All of these factors will help to increase your fuel efficiency this summer, but none will make as big of a difference as changing your driving habits. By accelerating more slowly from stops and not being aggressive in traffic, you can get approximately 10% more miles out of your next full-up.