When the cost of fuel skyrockets like it recently has, there’s only one way to cut costs at the pump: to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. It might sound easy at first, but there are a lot of factors involved in your automobile’s fuel consumption. Here are four ways that the team at Hometown Tire and Auto can help to maximize your mileage and make every cent of gas count.
Make Sure Tires Are Properly Inflated
Tire inflation is key to keep your MPG high and maximized. Your automaker has a recommended PSI range for your vehicle’s specific model, so make sure you keep your tires’ psi in this range. When you drive with properly inflated tires, you can increase fuel efficiency by up to 3%. We recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month. If you need help with the job, feel free to stop by Hometown Tire and Auto.
Use the Right Oil
There are several varieties of oil and multiple grades of oil on the market. That is why it can be daunting to go buy oil and change it yourself. Oil changes aren’t useful unless you are putting the right type of motor oil in your car. Whenever you use your factory recommended oil, you can improve gas mileage by up to 2 percent.
Correct Your Wheels with Wheel Alignment
Going back to your tires, make sure your wheels are in good shape too. When your wheels aren’t pointing in the right direction, your gas mileage can decrease by ten percent. If you notice the warning signs of misaligned wheels, like swerving left or right or crooked steering wheel, please bring your vehicle to Hometown Tire and Auto so that we can correct your wheels (and fuel efficiency).
Get a Tune-Up
SImple maintenance under the hood can go a long way in boosting your fuel economy. At our auto service shop, our team can change your spark plugs, clean your air filters, and make corrections to the fuel delivery system so that your car can burn a balanced mix of air and fuel.
Let us help you enhance your vehicle’s efficiency with the maintenance and services mentioned above. We welcome you to bring your car to Hometown Tire and Auto for all your automotive needs! Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online with us today.