April 14, 2016

Did you know a basic automotive check-up can help save money in at the pump? Petrol may have dropped in price recently, but I think we all know it’s going to go up again at some point. You can get more for your dollar at the pump with simple automotive check-up which make sure your car is performing at its peak efficiency.

Bring your car into us and we’ll take a look at these basic components. With these parts of your car working at their best, you can save money on fuel consumption.

We will carry out any automotive repairs on the following components:

The engine.

An engine working to its full potential is key in fuel consumption, and by keeping yours properly tuned, you can improve distance per tank by an average of 4%.

Tyre pressure.

Under or over inflated tyres can seriously reduce your mileage, and tyres inflated to the correct pressure can make an improvement of over 3%.

The oil filter.

A worn out, blocked or damaged oil filter can have a huge effect on your vehicle’s kms/per tank, and even the type of oil you put in your engine can improve fuel economy by up to 2%

Air filters.

Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.

The petrol cap.

Does your check engine light keep coming on but the car seems fine? Then it might be a loose or damaged petrol cap. This allows the petrol in your tank to vaporise, reducing the time between visits to the pump.

The electronics.

During a vehicle service your electronics are also checked. Electronic components such as Power Steering can have an effect on your car’s mileage.

All these small things in your car can add up to a big difference when it comes to spending money on petrol! If you think you need any automotive repairs, or you just want to pop in for a check-up, then give us a call. We can help keep you safe on the road, while at the same time saving you money on fuel.