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Fuel Economy Tips From Oak Motors

Tips for Optimizing Fuel Economy

To get the best fuel efficiency it is essential to keep your car maintained. These simple fuel efficiency tips can improve your gas mileage and prevent future problems.

1. Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned

Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4%. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%!

2. Check & Replace Air Filters Regularly

Replacing a clogged air filter can improve you car's gas mileage by as much as 10%. Your car's air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. And not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will also help to protect your engine.

3. Keep Tires Properly Inflated

This is possibly one of the easiest and most overlooked tips. Inflating your tires to the manufacturer recommended PSI can improve your gas mileage by 3.3%. In addition, it will extend the life of your tires.

4. Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil

Check your owner's manual or ask our experienced service technicians about your car's recommended grade of oil.

When you follow these simple tips you will be surprised at how much you can improve your gas mileage. And Oak Motors would be happy to assist you in completing any of these items. To schedule a service appointment, fill out our service appointment request form or call your closest location to schedule an appointment.

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