How to Save Gas

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Summer is right around the corner and that means its vacation time with the family once school lets out. Save money with this simply tips below and put that extra cash towards some fun with the family.

Routine maintenance will keep your vehicle running in tip top shape and save you lots of money on fuel costs during the year. Simple maintenance consists of oil changes, air filter changes, spark plugs and plug wires, transmission service, wheel alignment, brake systems, fuel system cleaning and more. A well maintained vehicle consumes less fuel, up to 15% less actually in recent studies.

Let’s say the average vehicle drives 12,000 miles per year and gets 25 miles per gallon, then factor in roughly $150 in service/maintenance per year, you would save approximately $165 in fuel if gas is priced at $3.50 per gallon.

Luckily, Shakelton Auto & Truck Centers sells everything you need to keep your vehicle running in top shape. We sell industry leading oil, oil filters, air filters, spark plugs and wires to make sure you engine runs like it was brand new. Wheel alignment and brake systems also factor into fuel mileage, the more friction your vehicle has, the more it needs to compensate and push harder to get up to speed and maintain speed which means more fuel. During each engine change it is also recommended you run fuel injector cleaner to clean out any excess buildup and to keep your injectors running smooth.


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