Precision Auto Service

Precision Auto Service
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Kalamazoo, MI 49001





Fuel For Thought



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    Start saving money today, with these money-saving tips*
    • acceleration or braking. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and braking can lower your gas mileage by 5% at lower speeds around town, and by 33% at higher highway speeds.
    • Replace dirty or clogged air filters. replacing a dirty or clogged air filter with a clean one can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%. Your car's air filter can protect your engine from impurities.

    •  Keep your engine well tuned and repair any problems immediately. If your car has failed an emissions test or is noticeably out of tune, repairing the problem could improve your gas mileage by 4% on average.
    • Make sure your tires are at the correct pressure and not over inflated. Proper air pressure cuts down on fuel used while driving, Keeping tires at the correct pressure can improve your gas mileage by about 3.3%.


    • Minimize vehicle drag. keep your trunk and backseat clear of unnecessary items that only add weight. Removing excess weight can improve your gas mileage.
    • Always use the recommended grade of oil in your engine. Following your manufacturer's motor oil recommendation can improve gas mileage by 1-2%. Look for motor oil that says "Energy Conserving" on the API performance symbol, to ensure it contains friction reducing additives.
    • Use cruise control on major roads and in free flowing traffic. Maintaining a constant speed can improve gas mileage.
    • Avoid idling. When you idle, you get 0 miles per gallon.
    • Avoid higher speeds. Gas mileage usually decreases when driving at speeds over 60mph
    • Plan your outings to avoid separate trips. Combine your errands into one outing to avoid short separate trips. This helps avoid unnecessary cold starts and keeps your cars engine running warm and more efficiently.

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