Santa Rosa Auto Repair

(707) 546-2851
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  • Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • (Closed For Lunch 12:00PM - 01:00PM)
  • Saturday by appointment

Improving Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

Let’s review some things that Santa Rosa motorists can do to improve gas mileage. Bottom line – the better you maintain your truck, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change and will keep saving you money after that.

A clean, well-maintained fuel system really pays big dividends for budget conscious Santa Rosa drivers. A clogged fuel filter wastes gas. So does a dirty fuel system, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves. A fuel system service decreases the gas you use, and increases the power – so you can’t go wrong with that.

Some of us Santa Rosa motorists ignore our check engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually save some fuel as well. It may be a bad oxygen sensor that can really rob your fuel efficiency.

And, it may be time for a tune-up. Tune-ups should improve your gas mileage. Don’t overlook the routine maintenance items, like scheduled oil changes, transmission and cooling system service. Dirty or low fluids actually use more fuel. Just look at your automobile manufacturer’s recommended service intervals in the owner’s manual, or ask your caring Santa Rosa Automotive service specialist for the schedule.

Don’t forget your tires. Under inflated tires waste gas. And if your wheels are out of alignment you won’t get the fuel efficiency you need.

Be sure to get a new gas cap if yours leaks or is worn.

None of these things are very complicated or expensive for Santa Rosa drivers to stay on top of. When you maintain your car properly, you save gas today and prevent expensive repairs tomorrow.

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