When fuel costs rise, there’s only one way to ease pain at the pump – improve fuel efficiency. It’s an obvious solution that is immediately followed by a voice in your head that says, “but how?”. Here are four simple ways to answer that question and maximize your mileage every time you get in your car.
Maintain recommended PSI.
Keep your tires inflated at correct PSI. It’s not just a suggestion, it’s a guideline that can increase fuel efficiency by up to 3%. Check your tire pressure when you stop for gas, carry a portable pump in your car, however you maintain tire pressure, you’ll be making the most out of every gallon. Just remember, Meineke can take care of all your tire needs.
Use manufacturer’s recommended grade oil.
There are 11 grades of motor oil in the US. And four varieties. But even with all those choices, there’s one simple rule that can help you choose the right motor oil and improve gas mileage by up to 2% – use the manufacturer’s recommendation. Even easier, bring it to the experts at Meineke and we’ll take care of it for you.
When your hood goes up, your fuel efficiency can too. By replacing your spark plugs, transmission fluid, and cleaning your air filters you can see an impact on gas mileage – and your local Meineke can help you with all of these.
Misaligned wheels can reduce gas mileage by up to 10%. If your car naturally pulls to the left or right, a wheel alignment could be the answer. For all-wheel-drive models, a 4-wheel alignment is best. For vehicles with a solid rear axle, a frontend alignment will also work wonders. No one likes fighting their steering wheel. And everyone loves better fuel efficiency. So, getting a wheel alignment is always an easy choice at Meineke.
Whether you do the work yourself, or take your car to your local Meineke, these four tips will help improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. And a small investment now can make a huge impact in the long haul!