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Did you know a regular vehicle tune up can actually put money in your pocket?

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (2)

Keeping your car well maintained can increase fuel economy and keep your vehicle running for longer. There is a range of engine repair that can be done to save you on average $0.10 per gallon. And a minor problem such as a faulty oxygen sensor can be very harmful for the fuel economy.

Another example is using the correct type of motor oil, can save you up to $0.05 per gallon, make sure to ask your mechanic which type of oil is recommended for a given make and model. Also motor oils that have an “Energy Conserving” label on the container contain friction-reducing additives that reduce fuel consumption.

Another tip is keeping your tire pressure at the right level which will save you around $0.07 per gallon, increasing tire lifetime and improving vehicle safety. Low tire pressure can wear out your tires much quicker, and make your vehicle unsafe to drive. To find out the proper tire pressure for your car just look in the driver’s side door jamb or the glove box and in the owner’s manual.

Regular checkups and maintenance can be well worth it in the long term. By only following the three steps described you can save up to $0.22 per gallon. Moreover increasing your fuel economy will decrease your emission and carbon footprint. Those miles add up quickly and driving a safer cleaner vehicle is very rewarding. Interested to learn more about fuel economy go to www.fueleconomy.gov.