Maintain Your Car

A little air and TLC goes a long way toward better MPG.

A little air and TLC goes a long way toward better MPG.

You’ll get more MPG — and as a result spend less on gas — if you regularly mind a few details on your car.
  • Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage up to 3.3% and help your tires last longer (underinflated tires create excess road friction and take more energy to get moving).
  • Fix maintenance issues when they first appear.  Letting problems linger can reduce your MPG especially if they are issues like a faulty oxygen sensor.
  • And it’s always a good idea to keep up with your oil changes, not to mention it can improve your gas mileage 1-2%. Just be sure to properly recycle the waste oil if you do it yourself.
Remember: Along with what you drive, an important determinant of MPG is how you drive. Learn to drive more efficiently.