Gas prices have steadily started creeping back up again, and as summer vacation time is upon us, you can bet they won't be going down appreciably anytime soon. If you are looking to squeeze more out of your gas budget, here's how to do it.The first thing you need to do is stop looking for a quick-fix. The Environmental Protection Agency states that they have never found a product that significantly improves gas mileage. From "voltage regulators" that plug in to your cigarette lighter, to "magnetic fuel savers," that allege to align hydrocarbon atoms, they are all a bunch of marketing hype. In fact, some may actually damage your vehicle.
Perhaps the best way to keep your car or truck getting the best gas mileage it can is by keeping it well maintained. Changing spark plugs at the proper intervals and replacing dirty air and fuel filters can have a dramatic effect on your vehicle's performance. It can also help keep other costly repairs at bay as well.
You've probably heard the old adage to check your tire's air pressure every other fill up before, but you may not have ever known why. Tire pressure is directly related to what kind of fuel economy your automobile gets. Under inflated tires can chew up to 25 percent of your fuel economy, as well as shorten the life of your tires. Be wary of over inflation also, as it can also have a detrimental effect on efficiency. Keeping your tires balanced and rotated is also important.
If you’d like to get the most out of your vehicle, take your car to one of our great car servicecenters in the Olympia Auto Mall. We will help you get the best economy and worry-free ownership of your used car. Conveniently located just off Highway 101 at the Cooper Point Road – Auto Mall Drive Exit, we have proudly served the Olympia, Puyallup, and Tacoma areas for over 30 years.
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