Improve Gas Mileage

Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Save Gas


Believe it or not, vehicle maintenance actually has a significantly big impact on your fuel savings. For example, regular vehicle maintenance can actually improve gas mileage by 4.1%. The vehicle maintenance tips and other tips below can help you utilize your vehicle to save on gas.

  • 1) Replacing a clogged air filter can improve a vehicle’s gas mileage by 10%.

  • 2) Using the grade of motor oil recommended by the vehicle manufacturer can improve gas mileage by 1% to 2%.

  • 3) Excess weight can reduce gas mileage by 1-2% for every 100 lb (45.36 kg), so travel light.

  • 4) Close the cap – 147 million gal. (5.6 million L) of gas evaporate every year from vehicles without gas caps.

  • 5) Avoid fast starts – aggressive acceleration can reduce gas mileage by 33%.

  • 6) Stay in the shade. The hot summer temperatures cause a greater amount of evaporative emissions. Parking in the shade can help reduce that amount.

  • 7) Keep an eye on your spark plugs. A spark plug that misfires can lower your vehicle’s fuel-efficiency by up to 30%.

  • 8) Respect the speed limits. Speeding is a fast way to pull down your fuel efficiency.

  • 9) Give the air-conditioning a break when possible. AC can bring your vehicle’s fuel economy down by 10-20%.

  • 10) Take care of your engine. A simple tune-up has the potential to boost your miles per gallon from anywhere between 4% and 40%.

Huntington Beach Transmissions


The Original Huntington Beach
Transmissions & Auto Repair
18451 Repair Ln,
Huntington Beach CA 92648
8:00AM–5:30PM Monday - Friday
Tel: 714-847-7030

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