Simple Ways to Lower Your Fuel Expenses

Simple Ways to Lower Your Fuel Expenses


With gas prices forecasted to continue rising for the rest of 2021, it's all the more important to find ways to improve gas mileage and keep more money in your pocket. Certain gas-saving measures can easily be done on your own, while you can come and see us at our shop for others to be quickly completed. At Import Motors, our local mechanics can conduct auto maintenance that will boost MPGs and overall performance.

Easy Ways to Improve Gas Mileage

As you drive to work and back each day, there are a couple simple ways to prevent fuel waste. The simplest measure is to make sure that your gas cap is tightly fastened. When a gas cap is loose or missing, fuel can evaporate before you get the chance to use it. It's also important that you're driving with proper tire pressure, which typically needs to be somewhere between 30 and 35 psi, and it's worth checking your tires to see their precise specification. If you're driving with underinflated tires, your engine will have to expend a greater amount of energy to get the soft rubber to roll forward. As a result, gas mileage could decrease. It's also important to drive with correct tire pressure so that there's substantially less risk of a blowout.

When you visit us at the shop for maintenance, we can complete routine tasks that will improve fuel-efficiency. Air filters should be replaced every 15,000 miles so that the right amount of air can reach your combustion chamber. In turn, this will prevent your engine from burning excessive fuel to make up for a lack of air. Fuel filters should be replaced every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. A new fuel filter will reduce the risk of pollutants hurting gas mileage and engine performance. Other types of maintenance that can improve fuel-efficiency include oil changes and spark plug replacement.

Auto Maintenance in Schaumburg, IL

If you need auto maintenance to boost MPGs, contact Import Motors at (847) 908-4863. At our local auto shop, we can expertly complete any type of repair or maintenance that your vehicle needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Import Motors Inc Blog
Posted: July 19, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ