How do I get better gas mileage?

The high cost of gas has led many people to try and discover new and creative methods of improving their vehicle’s gas mileage. But believe it or not, there are a few simple methods you can employ to get the most bang for your gallon.

Check your tire pressure. Improperly inflated tires can have an adverse dragging effect on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Ensure your air pressure always meets the manufacturer’s recommendation, but be sure to avoid overinflating them. This can cause your tires to blow out.

Stay on top of routine maintenance. Bad spark plugs and incorrect spark timing can adversely affect the number of miles you get from your vehicle. Also, the use of high quality or synthetic oil in your engine can have a positive impact on getting the most from a full tank of gas.

Is your car getting poor gas mileage? Find a mechanic in your area who can run additional diagnostic checks to ensure there isn’t a bigger problem with your car.

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