Save At The Pump

10 simple ways to save money on fuel for your vehicle

01. Keep consistent with regular maintenance – worn spark plugs, contaminated fluids, and dragging brakes are just a few variables that can affect your overall fuel economy.

02. Refrain from extended idle of your engine – rule of thumb, if you’re going to be stationary for longer than 60 seconds turn off your vehicle, this is particularly relevant at train crossings, we have LOTS of those in Langley!

03. Maintain proper air pressure in your tires – self-explanatory, but the correct amount of inflation will go a long way in decreasing fuel consumption. Come by and see us, well check them for free while you wait.

04. Ride a bike, or take public transportation.

05. Get involved with an office carpool/rideshare, or find comparable programs available within your community.

06. Remove weighted objects – this may seem obvious (and it is) but it never ceases to amaze how some people will store unnecessary items in their trunk/back seat that they seldom use.

07. Use your air conditioning with discretion – comfort is more important to some than others but often the same degree can be achieved by having windows down while traveling, particularly at low speeds where the engine really has to work to cool your car down.

08. Use controlled braking – in other words, don’t wait until you’re almost to the light before you begin slowing down – often times braking earlier will prevent you from having to make a complete stop because the light turns green before it’s necessary.

09. Observe posted speed limits – we know this, too, is quite obvious but there’s still people wanting to go 130 KM/H or more on the highway, just keep in mind the sacrifice you make in fuel economy each time you go this route.

10. Use the factory recommended grade and specification of motor oil, you can improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1%–2%.

The price of oil will continue to rise, and until we make some proactive changes on our own, we should expect nothing to change.

These are very easy steps to help guide you in the proper direction.  Not everyone’s able to afford the latest hybrid technology, but we all can assure we’re doing our part to care for our vehicles, and the environment.

Feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment online we can help.

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