October 2, 2015

Did you know a regular vehicle service can help save money at the pump? Petrol isn’t cheap these days, and it’s not showing any sign of falling in price, so every little bit helps. You can get more for your dollar at the pump with a vehicle service which makes sure your car is performing at its maximum efficiency.

Bring your car in for a vehicle service and we’ll check out these basic components. With these mechanisms of your car working properly, you can save money on fuel consumption.

With a vehicle service, we will check:

The engine.

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

Tyre pressure.

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

Your oil.

worn out or blocked oil filter can have a huge affect 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.

During a vehicle service your electronics are also checked. Electronic components such as Power Steering can have an affect on your car’s mileage.

All these small things in your car can add up to a big difference in your bank account! If you’re due a vehicle service, then give us a call. We can help keep you safe on the road, while at the same time saving you money in petrol.