The best ways to boost your fuel economy are also the best ways to maintain a healthy vehicle. There are dozens of available options to improve your fuel economy, but at Compass Insurance, we see the importance of not only saving money at the pump, but extending the life of your vehicle as well. So, whether you live in Centenial, CO or anywhere else in the region, be sure to use these fuel saving methods.
Oil and Oil Filter Change
Stick to the designated change-by date placed on your window sticker. Whether you change your own oil or you take it in, try to have the oil changed every 5,000 miles. While having the oil changed, make sure a new oil filter is installed as well. Some discount oil change locations don’t install a new filter, which can result in damaging particles sticking to the interior of your engine.
This is another item you can have the oil change crew replace, or you can do it yourself (even if you’ve never done it before it can take less than a minute to do). A new air filter improves the quality of air moving into the engine, which allows for a cleaner, longer lasting engine while also boosting the burn. This boosts fuel economy.
New Spark Plug
This isn’t something you need to have changed once a year, but every few years take your vehicle in for a tune up. Your garage will replace damaged wiring, they may flush fluids and they will install a new spark plug. This helps improve the flame created when accelerating, which in turn allows for more efficient acceleration. All of this allows you to boost your fuel economy and save money by filling up at the gas station less.