Let’s review some things that Denver residents can do to improve fuel economy. Bottom line – the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change – and will keep saving you money after that.
A clean, well-maintained fuel system really pays big dividends for budget conscious Denver residents. A clogged fuel filter wastes gas. So does a dirty fuel system, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves. A fuel system service decreases the gas you use, and increases the power – so you can’t go wrong.
Some of us might ignore our check engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually improve fuel economy as well.
It may simply be time for a tune-up. Tune-ups should improve your fuel economy as well as keeping your vehicle in good running condition. Don’t overlook the routine maintenance items, like scheduled oil changes, transmission and cooling system service. Dirty or low fluids actually use more fuel. Just look at your recommended service intervals in the owner’s manual, or ask your helpful Express Car Care service adviser for the schedule.
Don’t overlook your tires. Under-inflated tires waste gas because they don’t roll easily and cause the engine to use more fuel to turn them.
Check your gas cap to make sure it isn’t worn or doesn’t leak.
None of these things are very complicated or expensive and when you maintain your vehicle properly, you will improve fuel economy today and prevent repairs tomorrow.