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Monthly Archives: February 2022

What Can Hurt My Gas Mileage?

What Can Hurt My Gas Mileage?

Getting the best possible fuel mileage is essential for your wallet and the environment in this day and age. There are several things that can go wrong with your vehicle that can cause the MPG to plummet. Below is a list of potential problems that can hurt your mileage: Exposed Gas Cap - While it may sound silly, ensuring your gas cap is secure and free of any damage is essential in ensuring the gas doesn't leak. Make sure you tightly close the lid every time you fill-up. Under-inflated tires - Driving with too little air in your tires is not only dangerous but also requires power output from your engine. To avoid spending more money on gas, please make sure you monitor your air pressure and adjust to its recommended psi accordingly. Old spark plugs - These little things should always be changed as per recommendation by your automaker. Worn and deteriorated spark plugs will cause misfires, leading to an increase in gas consumption. Dirty engine air filter - The engine air filte ... read more

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