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Proper Maintenance can Result in Better Fuel Efficiency

by | Mar 25, 2016 | Battery, Car Care Tips, Checking Engine Fluids, Fuel Efficiency

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If you own a vehicle, you will want to make sure it is operating efficiently. This should include bringing it for regular maintenance inspections. Not only will you help keep the parts in the best condition possible, but you will also help reduce wear and tear to the vehicle.

 

A common way that fuel efficiency is lowered is because of stop and go traffic. Many driving habits can use up extra fuel and can actually be avoided. Some of these things can be fast starts or stops. Accelerating fast as the stoplight turns green can actually waste fuel. Instead, take your time accelerating. The same applies for stops. Slamming on the brakes can also cause the brake line to wear and may be damaged. Instead, try to predict the stoplights and slowly come to a stop. This can help with the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, as well as the condition of the brakes.

 

Also remember to check the oil. Having the oil changed on a regular basis can help you to maximize the fuel efficiency the best it can. The vehicle can run smoother and also cleaner by using less fuel. New clean oil can help the engine and other moving parts work more effectively. This is because the oil will lubricate these parts. It is important to have the oil changed when recommended so it is less likely that dirty and polluted oil will run through the engine.

 

If you ever notice an issue with the vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment to bring it in. If you are not sure how often regular maintenances should be done, we can advise you on the schedule. This way you can have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.