These days gas prices are not predictable at all and you want to be able to get every bit of mileage you can out of every drop. Auto Repair Technology has some tips that can help you to do just that on a daily basis.
Prioritize Oil Changes
Oil changes are so common that it’s easy to forget why they’re so important. Without oil changes when necessary, your car’s engine runs a little hotter and it takes a little more effort from the engine to keep itself running. That adds up to more fuel consumption, which you see as reduced fuel mileage if you’re tracking it. If you’re not actively tracking fuel mileage, you might gradually start to notice that you’re getting gas more often.
Stay on Top of Tire and Wheel Services
Your wheels and tires are another area you might overlook when it comes to gas mileage. When your wheels are in balance and aligned, it’s a lot easier for the engine to get the car rolling and to keep it rolling. Likewise, tires that are in good condition also help out. If you’re skipping wheel and tire services, that’s ultimately making the engine work harder than it really needs to work.
Practice Defensive Driving
If you took driver’s ed in high school, you probably heard a lot about being a defensive driver so you can be safe on the road. Defensive driving does help you to be safer, but it has other redeeming qualities, too. Defensive driving techniques also help your car’s engine to run efficiently instead of being overwhelmed, potentially helping to protect your car’s fuel mileage numbers.
Take Action When Something Feels or Sounds Different in the Engine
Even if you don’t know a lot about cars and how they run, when it’s your car, you know how it feels to drive it and what kinds of sounds the engine makes. When you notice new feelings or sounds, that can mean that there’s something going on. As is the case with most situations, fixing something as soon as you notice that there’s a problem is always better than waiting and hoping it just goes away.
There might be more going on with your car’s engine if you’re not seeing any difference in fuel mileage numbers and you’re doing everything right. Give us a call today at Auto Repair Technology in Brook Park, OH and we can take a closer look at what’s going on for you.