Fuel Saving Tips

* Have your car tuned regularly. An engine tune-up can improve car fuel economy by an average of 1 mile per gallon.

* Keep your tires properly inflated. Under inflated tires can decrease fuel economy by up to 1 mile per gallon.

* Slow down. The faster you drive, the more gasoline your car uses. Driving at 65 miles per hour rather than 55 miles per hour reduces fuel economy by about 2 miles per gallon.

* Avoid jackrabbit starts. Abrupt starts require about twice as much gasoline as gradual starts.

* Pace your driving. Unnecessary speedups, slowdowns and stops can decrease fuel economy by up to 2 miles per gallon. Stay alert and drive steadily, not erratically. Keep a reasonable, safe distance from the car ahead of you and anticipate traffic conditions.

* Avoid lengthy engine idling. Turn your engine off when you are delayed for more than a couple of minutes.

* Plan your trips carefully. Combine short trips into one to do all your errands. Avoid traveling during rush hours if possible, to reduce fuel-consumption patterns such as starting and stopping and numerous idling periods.

 

 Engine Tips

* Change your oil every 3,000 - 3,500 miles. Changing your oil every 3,000 - 3,500 miles can extend your engine life.

* Change your air filter every 2 oil changes. Keeping your air filter changed can improve your gas mileage and keep your car running smooth.     

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