902 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, In 46601

574-282-2806

 
 
 

Simple Answers from Precision Transmission for South Bend: Improve Fuel Economy

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Question:
What can I do to improve fuel efficiency?

Precision Transmission Answer:

There are actually a lot of things South Bend auto owners can do – some of them are pretty easy. One of the first things South Bend motorists should do is make sure their tires are properly inflated. On the inside of the driver’s door or door jamb is a plate that indicates the correct tire pressure. Careful – there might be a different pressure for the front and rear tires. Check them at least once a month.

Carrying extra weight in the vehicle hurts fuel efficiency. Leave unnecessary stuff home. Do we even need to mention driving fast around South Bend and jackrabbit starts? Gently accelerate and plan your stops so that you can ease into them a bit. This really makes a big difference. Now there are a number of essential maintenance items that improve fuel efficiency for smart South Bend car owners. Lubricants should be replaced on schedule – dirty oil, transmission fluid and differential fluid cause more friction and drag which hurt fuel economy. A big one is having a fuel system cleaning done if needed. A dirty fuel system can really reduce engine efficiency and increase fuel consumption.

And if your Check Engine Light is on, take your sedan in to Precision Transmission in South Bend for a diagnosis. Some conditions that trigger the light can really hurt your fuel economy. Getting the necessary work done to correct the fault will help your engine run better and may bump up your mileage.

And watch out for miracle cures. There are a lot of products being sold in IN that claim to increase fuel economy. Check them out before you buy. Ask your personable Precision Transmission tech for ideas to improve your sedan’s gas mileage.

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Precision Transmission
902 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
574.282.2806

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