Monday, July 16, 2012

Tips to help save money at the pump.

Fuel Conservation for Sizable Savings

No matter where gas prices go, everyone is interested in saving money at the pump.  Here are some simple steps that will improve your mpg.  Save your hard-earned money for something nice at the mall and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!
Fuel Saving Tips 
  • Maintain a steady speed at the designated speed limit (driving 55 instead of 60mph can reduce fuel consumption by nearly 10%).
  • Accelerate slowly on gravel or slippery roads to prevent wasted gas from wheel slippage as well as extra-wear on your tire tread.
  • Drive nice and steady (unnecessary steering waste fuel-burning tire drag).
  • Refrain whenever possible from using the air conditioning at lower speeds.
  • Avoid unnecessary braking (use rolling resistance to lessen brake-wear and gas consumption).
  • Turn the vehicle off at red lights, idling quite simply wastes gas.
  • Avoid "jack rabbit" starts which, not only increase fuel usage, they are hard on tires.
  • A poorly tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by up to 50%.  
Proper vehicle maintenance today will extend the life of your vehicle and puts more money in your pocket. And please remember  .  .  .
  • Under-inflated tires can increase gas usage by 10%.
  • Changing spark plugs regularly lead to substantial fuel savings.
  • Balanced, aligned and properly inflated tires make for a smoother ride, and saves gas.

Don't be penny wise and pound foolish, you'll save on gas and extend the life of your vehicle in the long run. 


Schedule your next appointment today.

Visit the service pros at Audia Chevrolet to ensure your auto running in prime, gas-conserving condition.  Thank you to all our loyal customers who keep coming back year after year. 

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