Servicing Your Vehicle: Tips from the Pros
* Improve the intake/output system. By allowing gas to get in and exhaust out of your vehicle you will improve the vehicle’s overall performance and gas mileage.
* Reduce friction. Use high-quality or synthetic motor oil.
* Check your oil! Low oil makes your engine work harder.
* Change your filters. Dirty filters can sometimes increase the amount of fuel your vehicle uses by as much as 10 percent.
* Keep tires properly inflated and aligned. Check regularly to ensure your wheels are fully inflated and your alignment is good.
* Get regular engine tune-ups and car maintenance checks. A lot can go wrong with a car. Damaged spark plugs or transmission problems can also contribute to poor gas mileage
A There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.
A This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to Yota Pros.
ASynthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. Or for vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in extremely cold or hot climates. Although more expensive than mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.
ABattery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected periodically to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.