Charleston Auto Repair Service to Improve Fuel EconomyJan 12th, 2016
Let’s review some things that Charleston drivers can do to improve fuel economy. Bottom line, the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change and will keep saving you money after that.
A clean, well-maintained fuel system really pays big dividends for budget conscious Charleston drivers. A clogged fuel filter wastes gas. So does a dirty fuel system, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves. A fuel system service decreases the gas you use and increases the power, so you can’t go wrong with that.
Some of us Charleston drivers ignore our Check Engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually save some fuel as well. It may be a bad oxygen sensor that can really rob your fuel economy.
And, it may be time for a tune-up. Tune-ups should improve your fuel economy. Don’t overlook the routine maintenance items, like scheduled oil changes, transmission and cooling system service. Dirty or low fluids actually use more fuel. Just look at your car maker’s recommended service intervals in the owner’s manual or ask your Charleston Auto Repair service advisor for the schedule.
Don’t forget your tires. Under inflated tires waste gas. And if your wheels are out of alignment you won’t get the gas mileage you need.
Be sure to get a new gas cap if yours leaks or is worn.
None of these things are very complicated or expensive for Charleston drivers to stay on top of. When you maintain your car properly, you save gas today and prevent pricey repairs tomorrow.
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Charleston Auto Repair
2495 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
At Charleston Auto Repair we install quality NAPA replacement parts.