5 Ways to Feel Less Pain at the Pump

Don’t let rising gas prices keep you idle this summer. Sticking to your maintenance schedule and following these simple tips will help you get the most fuel efficiency out of your vehicle.

Use the right oil. Come to us for service and you’ll know your vehicle will always get the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. The wrong oil could reduce your gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent!

Stay properly pumped. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. You can find the correct tire pressure for your vehicle on a decal on the driver’s side door jamb. Stop by any time and we will be glad to check the tire pressure in your tires. Any car – any time!

Lose weight for summer. Remove anything from your trunk that you don’t need. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your miles per gallon by as much as 2 percent.

Go cruising. Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed, which can help you save gas in most cases.

Keep cool. Speeding, punching the gas and sudden braking are all definite fuel wasters. On the highway they can lower your gas mileage by as much as 33 percent. So slow down and save. You’ll help make the road safer too.

Stay informed. Visit us often for money saving tips on fuel savings, gas savings and saving you that car care head ache. We are here to help you through the rough spots.

Source: www.fueleconomy.gov