Yearly Archives: 2021

How to Improve Your Gas Mileage for the Back-to-School Season

How to Improve Your Gas Mileage for the Back-to-School Season

With more people heading back to the office and back to school, gas prices don't seem to be getting any cheaper. Regardless of what time of the year it is, you should always try to get the best out of your gas mileage. The way you handle and operate your motor vehicle has a significant influence on your MPG #. There are plenty of hacks that you can find on the internet that may help you save money on gas, but the best way to do it is to take good care of your car with proper maintenance. Besides adequate car care, here is some additional advice to improve your fuel economy:   Your Tires Are the Key to Everything There are three aspects concerning your tires that will determine how much fuel your vehicle takes: tread, alignment, and balance. You should make sure that your tires wear evenly, are inflated at the correct pressure, and are aligned and balanced.   Slow Down Research shows that driving slower at a steady speed yields significant savings in the long run. Th ... read more

How Do I Know If I Need an Oil Change?

How Do I Know If I Need an Oil Change?

It's no secret that the top essential maintenance step you can take to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently is simply getting regular oil changes. You've probably already heard of the three months or 3,000 miles rule, but it's not 100 percent accurate. Some cars can go longer between changes, while some older vehicles or ones with high mileage may need more frequent replacements.    How do you know when it's time to take your vehicle in for an oil change?  CHECK YOUR OIL REGULARLY We can't emphasize enough how important it is to inspect your oil levels on a regular basis. Oil is necessary to keep your engine running smoothly, and if you don't have enough or it's dirty, the parts aren't getting lubricated. You can sustain severe damage if you don't get it taken care of. To check your oil: Start by removing the dipstick. Wipe it on a paper towel or cloth and place it in the reservoir. Remove it again and inspect it on th ... read more