Gas prices

It’s getting warmer and that means higher gas prices. Here are a few tips from carcare.org to help you save at the pump:

•Tune-Up: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
•Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
•Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.
•Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.
•Gas Cap: Damaged, loose or missing gas caps allow gas to vaporize into the air.
•Fix It: Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to http://www.fueleconomy.gov.

And of course, if you leave the car at home and bike or walk you can save even more!

Jan

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