Charleston Auto Repair
2495 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 843.852.0318

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The US government has a website dedicated to helping us use less fuel here in the Charleston, Charleston Afb and North Charleston areas. It presents the cost savings in a way Charleston drivers can relate to, no matter what kind of vehicle we drive. Here's an example:

Having your engine properly tuned can save up to 4%. If you're paying $3.50 for a gallon of gas in Charleston, you could save 14 cents a gallon.

Dollars Per Gallon              $3.00  $3.50  $4.00
Tune Up 4%                          0.12    0.14    0.16


Replacing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve economy by up to 40 percent for SC auto owners. That's a whooping $1.40 in savings per gallon.

Dollars Per Gallon                          $3.00   $3.50   $4.00
Faulty O2 Oxygen Sensor 40%       1.20     1.40     1.60

Chances are that if your vehicle oxygen sensor is kaput, your Check Engine light will come on. Now, any number of things could cause your Check Engine light to come on besides oxygen sensor problems. But if it's on, get it checked out as soon as you can at Charleston Auto Repair at 2495 Ashley River Road in Charleston.

Here's an easy one for busy SC drivers: Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure. That could save you three percent or 11  cents a gallon. Even a little drop in pressure will cost you at the Charleston pump so check your vehicle tires every week.

Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended a specific weight of motor oil. The recommendation is based on your vehicle engine design and will give you the best protection. Using a heavier weight could cost one to two percent in reduced fuel economy, or up to seven cents a gallon.

Here are some free gas saving tips: Don't drive aggressively; drive within the Charleston speed limit and remove excess weight (junk in the trunk) from your vehicle. These can add up to a dollar or more per gallon.

At Charleston Auto Repair, we have been providing professional, quality auto repair and maintenance for -1977 years. 

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Charleston Auto Repair
2495 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC zip code 29414