Fill up with a lower octane gasoline. Most Car Dealers in Northern Virginia and Burke, VA, and the large car dealership malls found in Tyson's Corner, VA, or those in the Burke, VA and Springfield, VA area won't tell you this, but you should buy the lowest grade gasoline that is appropriate for your car. Unless your car manufacturer's manual insists that you utilize premium gasoline, filling up your car with high-octane fuel is a waste of money. With gas prices in Burke, VA and Springfield, VA, why not use lower octane fuels that will do the same job while saving you money.
To be certain you won't harm your car, check your owner's manual and make certain you are not voiding any manufacturer warranties by doing so.
Don't top off. Although most all of the gas pumps in Northern VA and Burke, VA-area gas stations recommend that you not top off your tank, a lot of us still do. Don't bother, any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out. Why waste your money paying for gas your car won't use?
Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Make certain that you tighten down your gas cap. You may wish to consider purchasing a lockable gas cap. From time to time, the Fairfax County Police Department reports that people have had gas stolen from their cars.
Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that we experience here in Burke, VA , Fairfax Station, VA and Newington, VA can make the inside of your car feel like a sauna, and can make your automobile's tires expand while also zapping fuel from your gas tank. So park your car in the shade of a building or tree whenever possible. It wouldn't hurt to buy a good windshield shade.
Check your car's tire pressure once a month. Buy a digital gauge and keep it in your glove box. Ask one of the representatives at Wiygul Automotive Clinic to show you how to use the tire gauge and how much air it takes to properly inflate your tires. Then inflate your tires as needed. Be sure to check your automobile's tire pressure when your tires are cold. Don't get caught driving on under-inflated tires. Under-inflated tires wear down more quickly and can also lower your car's gas mileage.
Keep your car's engine in tune. Fixing a car that is out of tune or has failed an emissions test can boost gas mileage by about 4 percent. So be sure to give your car regular tune-ups. You'll also want to watch out for worn spark plugs. A misfiring spark plug can reduce a car's fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent. Your Wiygul Automotive Clinic specialist can help you with each of these services. Keep an eye out on our web site for specials to help you save money. Our automobile maintenance specials are a good way for residents in Newington, VA, Fairfax Station, VA, Burke, VA, Annandale, VA and Oakton, VA that need automobile service to save money.