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Important Maintenance Procedures to Maintain Your Car's Fuel Efficiency

Last updated 6 years ago

In order to ensure that your car gets the best fuel efficiency possible, it is necessary that regular maintenance be performed and that your car’s fuel system is properly cared for. Visiting your auto repair service on a regular basis while familiarizing yourself with the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual is the best thing you can do for your car and its fuel economy.

Scheduled Maintenance
Not only will regular maintenance keep your fuel economy at its best, but it is vital to the proper functioning of your car. Regularly changing your oil, having tune-ups performed, and bringing your car in for auto repairs and service as necessary will all help to keep it operating at peak efficiency. This includes having your spark plugs and other engine components checked for optimal timing so you do not experience improper combustion from either a too-rich or too-lean fuel mixture.

Tire Pressure
Keeping your tires properly inflated has a large impact on your fuel economy. Underinflated tires increase the rolling resistance of your car, and make your engine burn more fuel. Overinflated tires won’t necessary negatively impact your fuel economy, but they can certainly compromise the handling and stability of your vehicle.

Fuel System Maintenance
As a part of your regular maintenance practices, your fuel system should receive periodic attention that includes an inspection, cleaning, and changing of the fuel filter as necessary. A clogged fuel filter will not only reduce the efficiency of your engine, but it will allow harmful deposits to build up in your fuel system that will result in the need for otherwise avoidable automotive repairs.

For more information about helping your car get the most mileage and performance out of every drop of gasoline, contact Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision at (480) 483-8186. We provide comprehensive automotive repair services, including routine maintenance procedures. Visit our website to explore our services.



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