Keeping your car in good shape could save you money in the long run. Here is a list of maintenance tips that will increase your gas mileage:

  1. Inflate and Rotate Tires – Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure can increase gas mileage by 3.3%
  2. Keep your vehicle properly tuned – This can improve gas mileage by up to 4.1%
  3. Change Oil & Oil Filter Regularly – Using the correct grade of motor oil specified by your manufacturer can improve your gas mileage by 1% to 2%
  4. Keep your brakes properly adjusted – Dragging brakes increase resistance and gas usage
  5. Check and replace worn belts and hoses – Belts tend to wear due to heat and friction.
  6. Check and replace air filters – Air filters may affect your fuel efficiency by as much as 10%
  7. Keep your fuel system clean – Sluggish engine, rough idling, hard starts can affect fuel economy
  8. Use your air conditioning wisely and keep it properly maintained – Save by reducing air conditioning use at low speeds. Over 40 mph, using the AC can improve fuel efficiency because open windows cause drag on the vehicle