October 2, 2015

Did you know that consistent car repair can help save money at the pump? Petrol isn’t cheap these days, and it’s not showing any sign of falling in price, it’s a good idea to save where you can when it comes to fuel. You can get more for your dollar at the pump with a full car service making sure your vehicle is performing at its full potential.

Seeing your mechanic on a regular basis for car repair will allow us to check out your basic components. With these parts and systems of your car working properly, you can save money on fuel consumption.

Go see you mechanic and they will check:

The engine.

Engine performance is crucial in fuel consumption, and by keeping yours properly tuned, you can improve distance per tank by an average of four percent.

The tyre pressure.

Under inflated tyres can drastically reduce mileage, and properly inflated tyres can make an improvement of over three percent.

The oil.

An old oil filter can have a huge effect on your vehicle’s mileage, and even the type of oil you put in your engine can improve fuel economy by up to two percent.

The 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 filling up.

The electronics.

Regular automotive repairs also check your electronics. Electronic components such as Power Steering can have an effect on your car’s mileage.

All these small things that can be fixed with basic car repair can add up to a big difference to your bank balance. If you haven’t booked in for a service for a while, there’s probably a few things that you need looked at. We can help keep you safe on the road, while at the same time saving you money on fuel.