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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Being Economical and Ecological With Your Vehicle

Being Economical and Ecological With Your Vehicle

Many people are not anxious to trade in their car for a “greener” model just yet. They do want to be economical and ecological and you can be! Here is what you need to do! Use the proper grade of gasoline as indicated in your owner’s manual. If your vehicle calls for regular, you won’t benefit by paying for premium gas. When it is time to fill up, really fill up. Putting in so much today and so much tomorrow costs more. Do not top off your gas. Make sure your gas cap is properly closed. Fill up when you get to ¼ of fuel left to lengthen the life of your fuel pump. Running on empty can destroy the pump! Drive the speed limit. If you drive at 65 mph instead of 75 mph you would save 13%. If you drive 55 mph you can save 25%! Every five miles over 65 mph costs you about 24 cents per gallon. Idling just uses gas needlessly and hurts the environment. Remove excess weight from your trunk and luggage rack! Extra weight costs more in fuel. Keep y ... read more

Cars Want To Be Green For St. Patrick's Day Too!

Cars Want To Be Green For St. Patrick's Day Too!

Even if you don’t own the newest car on the block it can be greener! With a little tender loving care, it can give you a lot more miles and it will make it environmentally friendly…and save you money. Improving the environment and your bank account at the same time is a win-win situation! At Fairway Auto Repair, we know exactly what is needed. Our techs check out your car’s battery, charging and starting systems; engine mechanical; powertrain control, onboard diagnostic check; fuel; ignition; and emissions systems. This alone can improve gas mileage by four percent! The oxygen sensor can be checked too, just to be safe. That can improve gas mileage up to 40%! Our technicians also look at your vehicle’s filters as a clogged filter can bring down fuel efficiency by as much as 10%...that’s 15 cents a gallon! Spark plugs need checking too so they are firing properly. Misfiring wastes fuel! The cooling system can also cause a car to boil over if it ... read more

Vitality

Vitality

Our vehicles are so important to us so it is important that we don’t take them for granted! Here are a few things that Fairway Auto Repair recommends our customers have us check when they bring their cars in for service. Lights - These are often overlooked. Headlights, brake lights, turn signals and taillights are all vital to our safety! Brakes – Brake pads need to be replaced now and then. If they go bad…you don’t stop when you need to! Tire Pressure – Over-inflated or under-inflated damages the tire and shortens their life. Tire pressures need to be just right! Having a flat tire is not only an inconvenience, it can be dangerous too! Tire Tread – if your tread is worn, or if your tires have lumps or bumps you could slip and slide (no ice needed) and even have a blowout! This could cause an accident! Power Steering Fluid – Trying to drive a car without power steering is almost impossible. To keep your car under your control, thi ... read more