Gas prices can go up, come down, and fluctuate wildly. If you are feeling the pinch due to rising fuel costs, here are some ways that Catlett’s Service Center & Towing can prep your car to save on gas money.
Keep Car Tires Properly Inflated
You might already know that inflating your tires is essential to vehicle safety. You might not know that for every 1 pound per square inch (PSI) drop in tire pressure, your car will suffer a 0.4% decrease in gas mileage. Lower tire pressure affects steering and handling, making stopping more difficult and driving fuel efficiency down. Keep your tires properly inflated by following the manufacturer’s recommended pressure for your tires.
Keep the Car Aligned
The alignment of your wheels is another crucial factor for fuel efficiency. When tires are misaligned, they drag on the road, pulling down fuel efficiency. Keep your car properly aligned and enjoy up to 10% better fuel efficiency.
Don’t Skip Maintenance
Change your engine’s belts at the recommended service intervals, change your oil on schedule, and maintain your vehicle properly by coming to Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for regular tune-ups to ensure that all parts are running correctly to score maximum fuel-saving benefits.
Use Proper Fuel Grade
Not all cars require or can accept premium fuel. Even though some vehicles benefit from fueling up with premium, not every vehicle can handle higher-grade fuel, so always use the recommended fuel grade for your car.
Check Your Driving
On top of keeping your car properly maintained to save money, you should also check your driving habits. Some things that you should avoid include:
- Pumping the gas too hard
- Slamming on the brakes
- Leaving your car running when not driving
Catlett’s Service Center & Towing Can Perform a Complete Auto Inspection
There are many ways to save at the pump and ease the sticker shock the next time you fill up. Please call Catlett’s Service Center & Towing at 410-798-5446 for a complete vehicle inspection to save on gas money.