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10 Ways You Can Save Gas
1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control.
Speed limits are calculated for maximum safety – they'll also reward you with maximum gas mileage. You can get up to 20 percent more mileage traveling 55 mph than 70 mph. Using cruise control provides additional gas savings.
2. Drive evenly. Avoid hard stops.
Quick starts burn gas while hard stops also cost you. Take your foot off the accelerator and coast a bit before stopping for a traffic light or a stop sign.
3. Avoid idling and rush hour traffic.
You're burning fuel while idling – up to a gallon every hour. So, avoid rush hour traffic when possible.
4. Open windows at slow speeds. Use A/C on highways.
Around town, turn your air conditioning off and roll down the windows. On the highway, open windows create drag at speeds of 40 mph or more, so roll them up and use the air conditioning.
5. Remove junk from the trunk.
Added weight in your vehicle affects fuel economy, so take unnecessary items out of your trunk.
6. Fill up when it's cool and before holidays.
Cooler temperatures in the early morning or late evening create less vapor. Also, getting a fill-up three days before a holiday will help you save on the per-gallon price at the pump.
7. Don't top off gas and tighten the cap.
When buying gas, stop when the pump shuts off automatically. And remember, your tank needs both fuel and fumes, so tighten the gas cap after every fill-up.
8. Use the correct fuel grade.
Use the fuel grade recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. In addition, TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is even better for your vehicle. It is a class of gasoline with enhanced detergency, that exceed detergent requirements imposed by the EPA. It meets voluntary deposit control standards developed by four automotive companies, including General Motors.
TOP TIER gasoline retailers include:
MFA Oil Company
Kwik Trip/Kwik Star
The Somerset Refinery, Inc.
Tri-Par Oil Company
Mileage (Severson Oil Co.)
9. Don't accelerate up hill.
Build up speed before an incline, and then maintain it on the way up. Coast on the way down for additional fuel economy.
10. Avoid rooftop carriers.
Approximately one quarter of each gallon of gas is needed to overcome wind resistance, so avoid carrying things on your roof. If necessary, use an aerodynamic carrier to help minimize drag.
Additional Ways Certified Service Can Help
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1. Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil.
2. Check and change your air filter.
3. Inspect ,and if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter.
4. Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs.
5. Inspect/clean intake system.
6. Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor.
7. Inspect brakes for proper adjustment.
8. Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary.
9. Align front suspension
10. Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors.
11. Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires.
12. Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter.
13. Examine exhaust gas recirculation system.
14. Check automatic transmission/torque converter for proper fluid levels and shifting.
15. Inspect and clean coils and connections.
16. Examine/replace cracked or broken vacuum hoses.
17. Perform diagnostic check for stored problem codes on your vehicle's computer that indicate malfunctioning systems.
18. Treat your vehicle with our Fuel System Treatment Plus. It cleans carbon deposits from carburetors, fuel injectors, intake valves, intake ports, and combustion chambers.
Your Oil Life Sensor and Simplified Maintenance
If you're a GM owner and your vehicle is equipped with the GM Oil Life System (OLS), you can use the Simplified Maintenance plan to save time, money, and oil. The plan calls for you to visit your Certified Service dealership only when your "Change Oil" light comes on, instead of every 3,000 miles. This also saves environmental waste that can result from frequently excessive oil changes.