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Maintaining Your Vehicle for Better Fuel Economy

Tips for better fuel economy
 
With the summer creeping up, drivers are becoming more concerned about increasing their fuel economy to counteract the rise in gas prices. There are many driving habits you can work on to help lower your gas mileage, but you can also decrease it by making some switches to your car itself.
 
One of the most common ways to increase fuel efficiency is to get an oil change done for your vehicle. As oil gets older, it thickens, which means it needs to work harder to be effective. If you haven’t changed your oil since the beginning of the year, now is a good time.
 
If one of your spark plus misfires, your gas mileage can suffer significantly. Getting new spark plugs can be done relatively cheap and can make a big impact on your fuel economy, especially if there was a problem there before.
 
Finally, the easiest and least expensive thing you can do is clean out your vehicle and get rid of anything that doesn’t need to be there. Added weight can hurt your gas mileage, which is why it is important to travel lightly.