How Can I Save on Gas?
Use Regular gasoline
... Don't use premium gasoline unless your vehicle requires
it. Premium gas does not increase gas mileage or performance. Check
your owner's manual or ask your mechanic to find out what grade will
work best for you.
Don't top off ...
Stop pumping at the first indication that your tank is full when the
automatic nozzle clicks off and be sure to tighten up the gas cap. Replace
loose, missing or damaged gas caps to to prevent gas from evaporating.
Stay in the shade ...
Park your car in the shade of a building or tree whenever possible and
buy a good windshield shade. Blocking sunlight will help keep heat out
of the inside of your car.
Use your garage ...
Parking in your garage will help your car stay warm in winter
and cool in summer, and you won't have to depend as much on your gas-guzzling
air-conditioning or defroster when you drive.
Check your tires ...
Don't drive on under inflated tires. Under inflated tires wear
down more quickly, and they also lower your car's gas mileage.
Keep your engine in tune
... Fixing a car that is out of tune or has failed an emissions
test can boost gas mileage by about 4 percent. Also watch out for worn
spark plugs. A misfiring spark plug can reduce a car's fuel efficiency
by as much as 30 percent.
Replace air filters
... When the engine air filter clogs with dirt, dust and bugs,
it causes your engine to work harder and your car becomes less fuel
efficient. Replacing a clogged air filter could improve your gas mileage
by as much as 10 percent.
Don't skimp on maintenance
... Your car's performance depends on it being properly maintained.
Follow the car care guidelines outlined in your owner's manual. Not
only will they improve efficiency, they will also save you money on
costly repairs in the long run.
Call Commercial Automotive Inc. at 585-346-9010.