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1685 Richardson Hwy, North Pole, AK 99705

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4415 Airport Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

Maintaining Your Car for Better Gas Mileage

With gas prices rising globally, you may be wondering how you can pay less at the pumps. Keeping up with routine maintenance is the best and easiest way to ensure that your car is getting the best possible mileage. Check out these car maintenance tips to increase fuel efficiency.

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Check Tire Pressure

Underinflated tires have increased rolling resistance that reduces fuel economy. Recommended tire pressures differ between vehicles; your car’s recommended tire pressure is listed on a sticker inside the driver-side door. If there’s no sticker on the door, you can find the information in the owner’s manual. Having a pressure gauge handy and ensuring your tires are filled can save you significantly on gas.

Replace Air Filters

If you leave the same air filter in your car for too long, you are causing unnecessary strain on your vehicle, and gas mileage begins to suffer. An air filter makes sure that the air and fluids going into your engine are clean and free of debris that can hinder performance. Replacing your air filter is a simple fix that can cause a significant improvement in gas mileage.

Change Spark Plugs

Spark plugs supply the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture, making your engine produce power. Over time, spark plugs wear down due to heat and pressure in the combustion engine, reducing fuel economy and increasing driver costs. When you service your spark plugs, you will maximize miles per gallon and minimize your car’s environmental impact.

Keep Up With Scheduled Maintenance

Regular maintenance services help your car remain in great condition. We recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, depending on your manufacturer’s recommendations. We want to save you time and money; if you avoid scheduled maintenance, the problems with your car will only get more expensive. Not only can these scheduled services save you money on massive repair bills, but they can save you every time you’re filling the tank. 

Trusted Car Maintenance in AK

Here at Pearson Auto, we are a full-service shop that can help you get the best possible fuel economy out of any vehicle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and you can enjoy more time on the open road and less time at the gas pump.

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