Use the money you’re saving on gas to increase your car’s fuel efficiency so you can maximize your savings.
You’re planning to spend a lot of time this three-day Labor Day weekend getting away from it all by floating down the river in your kayak. You’ve decided that’s a better way to get away from the stresses of life without having to take a trip and cope with the various rules and prohibitions of the pandemic. You have to admit you were tempted to get on the road now that gas prices are so low.
There is a way for you to take advantage of low gas prices without having to travel anywhere. That’s to take the savings you’re getting from the low prices and invest them back into your car or truck. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, according to the nonprofit Car Care Council.
“A small investment in simple and inexpensive auto care will add up to better fuel economy. In addition, modifying driving habits, such as observing the speed limit and avoiding quick stops and starts, can also increase fuel efficiency,” said Nathan Perrine, executive director, Car Care Council. “Consolidating trips, avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk are also easy ways to lower fuel consumption.”
Not sure where to put those savings? The Car Care Council offers these suggestions:
- Engine Performance: 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 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: Replacing damaged, loose or missing gas caps will stop gas from vaporizing 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 fueleconomy.gov.
If you don’t have a trusted Wichita auto care mechanic who can help you with your car or truck, then it’s time to call the reliable Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive.
While you’re at Tracy’s Automotive, be sure to sign up for our giveaway of a Weber Spirit II E-210 gas grill. The Weber Spirit II E-210 is a two-burner grill that’s built to fit small spaces, and packed with features such as the powerful GS4 grilling system, iGrill capability, and convenient side tables for placing serving trays.
Once you fall in love with the Spirit II E-210, fill out a form. We’ll be giving away one grill at each of our locations in November. No purchase necessary but you must enter at one of our service centers. Stay tuned for more details or ask one of the auto pros when you visit one of our service centers.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you caon take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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