Pro-Tech Auto Repairs – Services to Improve Fuel Economy
Jan 18th, 2019
Let’s review some things that Corcoran, Maple Grove and Plymouth drivers 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 drivers. Dirty fuel systems, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves really sue a lot more fuel. With the increased use of direct injection by many auto manufacturers the intake valves become gummed up with carbon and need to be cleaned (as in the picture). A fuel system service decreases the gas you use and increases the power, so you can’t go wrong with that.
Some of Rogers, Hanover, Dayton and Medina drivers ignore their Check Engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually save some fuel as well. It may be a bad oxygen sensor that can really rob your fuel economy.
And, it may be time for a tune-up. Don’t wait till the car runs bad to think tune up. The computers on our cars adapt and compensate for things that are wrong so by the time it can no longer adapt and compensate for a problem it most likely has wasted a lot of fuel. Tune-ups should improve your fuel economy. 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 car maker’s recommended service intervals in the owner’s manual or ask your Pro-Tech Auto Repair service advisor for the schedule.
Don’t forget your tires. Under inflated tires waste gas. And if your wheels are out of alignment you won’t get the gas mileage you need.
None of these things are very complicated or expensive for Corcoran area drivers to stay on top of. When you maintain your car properly, you save gas today and prevent pricey repairs tomorrow.
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We have been proudly serving the; Corcoran, Medina, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Rogers, Dayton and Hanover communities since 1983.
Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc
7591 Commerce Street
Corcoran, MN 55340
At Pro-Tech Auto Repair Inc we install quality NAPA replacement parts.