With gas prices going up higher and higher, many of you may rethink your driving habits. While how often you drive does impact your fuel expense, did you know that maintenance can improve your car’s fuel efficiency? In addition to saving money on gas, fuel efficiency means fewer vehicle emissions too. Read on to learn about what car services can help you improve your fuel economy.
Ensure your tires are properly inflated
Tire pressure can significantly impact your car’s miles per gallon (MPG). When your tires are underinflated or overinflated, they don’t properly grip the roads. The increased friction makes your car consume more gas to reach a certain speed. Thus, please keep an eye on your tire pressure.
Change your engine air filters
Our motor vehicles operate on a balanced mix of fuel and air. Your air filter prevents dirt and dust from getting into the engine. Over time, the air filter may get dirty, making the engine struggle to attain the proper amount of air. It will consume more gas to compensate. Therefore, you should replace your air filter on time to avoid the additional fuel cost.
Replace spark plugs
A spark plug is needed to ignite the air and fuel mixture in your engine chamber. If the spark plugs are worn out or faulty, your car could guzzle up an additional 30 percent of what is actually needed. Please be sure to ask your mechanic to check your spark plugs.
Inspections, inspections, inspections
Regular maintenance and tune-ups, wheel alignment, and fluid change all contribute to the performance and efficiency of your vehicle. When you follow your automaker’s maintenance schedule, you are one step ahead at better fuel efficiency.
Your wallet may be hurting at every fill-up. If you believe your vehicle is due for any of the maintenance mentioned above, please do your car a favor and bring it to the experts at Paul’s Automotive. Feel free to give us a call or visit our auto repair shop in Baltimore, MD, today.