With the rising cost of fuel, there has been a great deal of conversation with our customers surrounding the issue of vehicle fuel mileage. The fuel mileage can have a direct effect on the operating cost of your vehicle. Since complete vehicle care is our focus at Suddeth Automotive Service, I want to share some basic fuel saving tips, in an effort to help our customers extend their fuel budget.
Many things can affect the fuel mileage on a vehicle. I would like to start with a warning. I am old enough to remember the fuel shortage of the early 1970's and saw or installed many fuel savings devices. I do not remember any one that worked or performed as it was advertised. We are starting to see this come back. Sometimes with a new twist. With every car manufacturer having to meet federal emission and fuel mileage standards, don't you think we would see some of these fuel saving devices on the vehicle from the factory? I would suggest you do your homework before you make the investment.
Below are some basic fuel saving tips:
As I stated earlier I do remember the fuel lines and shortages of the early 1970's and believe because of that, the vehicle manufacturers build a better and more fuel-efficient vehicle today. Getting the best fuel mileage with your vehicle is no accident. As you can see from the list above, it involves vehicle maintenance, driving habits and knowledge of how your vehicle works. It is our goal to keep your vehicle performing at its best and for the entire life of that vehicle. I hope these tips help lower your fuel budget and take some of the pain out of your next visit to the gas station.