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 isn’t in top form. This can leave you sitting on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood. This is bad at any time, but worse during peak driving hours when you can be the cause of a traffic jam! And you know what else…you guessed it…it wastes fuel and raises emissions.
Last but not least, our techs look at the tires. If they are over-inflated it makes your vehicle less fuel efficient…if they are under-inflated…same scenario. Tires need to be just right!
Being environmentally friendly is something we all can help with…especially when it comes to your vehicle!