Need to know how to save money on gas? Gas saving tips from the ASE certified mechanics at Tilly Mill Auto Center will help. Here’s a simple checklist that anyone can do. If you have questions, call or email us today and speak with a qualified technician!
Save Gas by Driving Sensibly and Observing the Speed Limit
Speeding and rapid acceleration can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town wasting anywhere from $0.16-$1.09 per gallon of gas.
It is important to have a fuel injection service every 30,000 miles to keep your engine clean and running smooth.
Proper Wheel Alignment Can Reduce Fuel Consumption
Have your wheel alignment performed at least twice a year or with the purchase of new tires. Uneven alignment not only wastes fuel but also wears out the tires unevenly and makes the fuel efficiency worse on your vehicle.
We recommend having an alignment check every 5,000 miles or with every other oil change.
Fixing a car out of tune can improve gas mileage by 4%. Also, fixing serious maintenance problems such as a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage by as much as 40%. See vehicle owner manual for vehicle tune-up schedule.
If you ever have a check engine light come on, we read codes for free and offer competitive prices for diagnostics.
Keeping Your Tires Properly Inflated Saves Gas and Wear on Your Tires
You can improve your gas mileage by 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by .3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure per tire. Keeping your tires inflated can save up to $0.10 a gallon of gas.
Bring your car in anytime for a free air pressure check.
Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil to Improve MPG
By using your manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil you can increase your cars’ gas mileage by 2%, saving up to $0.07 per gallon. It is important to change your oil every 3,000 miles to keep your engine running smoothly.
With every oil change we perform a free 17 pt. car maintenance inspection and free tire rotation.
Avoiding Excess Use of Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioner Can Save Gas and Money
Auto air conditioners can reduce fuel economy by 20% or $0.66 per gallon. Keeping you’re A/C well maintained by checking your cabin air filter every 15,000 miles can increase fuel economy and allow you to use your gas efficiently.
We offer A/C system inspections which include testing for refrigerant leaks and interior cabin temperature, restoring proper system refrigerant and lubrication levels, and restoring interior cooling ability. When proper system refrigerant and lubrication levels are met, you’re A/C runs smoothly and efficiently.