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6 Easy Ways to Save Gas

By: AUTOTRANZ ADMIN | Tuesday, 07 September 2021
With gasoline prices as high as they are, it is surprising that more drivers don’t work a little harder to stretch their gas mileage. Here are 6 tips that can make a genuine difference in the mileage that you get from your car or truck.
  • Check your air filter 
Studies have found that nearly one in every four cars on the road needs an air filter replacement. Dirty air filters can reduce a car's gas mileage by 10%.
  • Keep your car tuned up
When was your last tune-up? A properly maintained engine tuned to the manufacturer’s specifications can improve mileage by up to 8%.
  • Check your tire alignment
Poor alignment not only causes tires to wear out more quickly but also forces your engine to work harder. Align your car’s tires and save up to 10%.
  • Tighten your gas cap
Believe it or not, a loose gas cap can cost you money due to the evaporation of gasoline from your tank. According to one report, this could rob you of 30 gallons of gas a year.
  • Keep your tires inflated
More than one-quarter of vehicles are driving on deflated tires. The average under-inflation of 7,5 pounds causes a loss of 3% in fuel efficiency.
  • Slow down
For every mph you reduce highway speed, you can reduce fuel consumption by 7%. This is especially true for vehicles that have large, frontal surfaces such as vans and trucks.

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