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How to Get Good Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is front of mind for many drivers. It just makes sense to try to get as many miles out of every gallon of gas used. Not only is getting the best fuel economy cost-effective, it is also the environmentally friendly way to drive! 

5 Tips to Help Get the Most Miles Per Gallon

1) Proper Tire Inflation
It is simple but overlooked aspect of fuel economy. An under inflated tire creates more rolling resistance more heat inside of the tire. Inflating your tires to the recommended pressure (found inside of the driver's door frame of your vehicle) will boost your fuel economy and help keep you safe on the road.

2) Driving Conservatively
Observing all speed limits will help you get maximum fuel economy. Gentle acceleration and limiting wide-open throttle events will save you big time at the pumps. 

3) Avoid Extended Vehicle Idling
When your engine is running it is using gas! Avoiding hanging out in the vehicle with the engine running is a great way to make your fuel go farther!

4) Have Your Vehicle Regularly Serviced 
- Keeping your vehicle up to date on recommended service intervals can make a significant difference in fuel economy. 
- Intake system cleanings allow your vehicle to perform as efficiently as possible. 
- A clean air filter makes a difference.
- Using the correct quality and grade of fluids also plays a major role in allowing modern vehicles to get their best mileage.


5) Don’t Ignore a Check Engine Light 
The check engine light (or Service Engine Soon light) is the primary way your vehicle lets you know there is a problem. Solving the problem that caused the check engine light will help you get every mpg your vehicle can!

Let the mechanics at Tim’s help you save at the pumps! We will check over your whole car and ensure you are getting the most out of the gas you buy! Make an appointment today!


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