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How To Get More Miles Per Gallon Of Gas Or Diesel How To Get More Miles Per Gallon Of Gas Or Diesel by Pete Roberts

How do you get more miles per gallon of gas or diesel? The number one factor for increasing gas mileage is to keep up on your vehicles maintenance. With everyone leading busy life styles it is often easy to overlook car maintenance and by doing this you are often failing to get the best gas mileage.

When was the last tune up performed on your vehicle. It may have been a few years since your last tune up and your engine may not be running as smooth as it once did you may have also noticed a decrease in gas mileage if this is the case you may want to schedule a tune up.

A tune up usually involves a diagnostic engine test. Spark plugs and air filters are often replaced and sometimes corroded or cracked or defective spark plug wires are replaced. Often gas metering and airflow adjustments are made.

It may be found that your diesel engine has a defective glow plug or your gas engine has a clogged or dirty fuel injectors then your engine performance will be poor.

An engine diagnostic my uncover a faulty sensor or oxygen sensor that may need to be replaced to keep your engine running at peak performance and your emissions at minimal levels.

A weak battery or alternator can affect your charging system putting more of a load on your engine and decrease your gas mileage.

Most tuneups done in a reputable shop will result in an increase in gas mileage. You could expect to see increases of 40% if certain components are replaced.

If your looking to do it yourself on a few improvements properly inflated tires can improve gas mileage a few percent. Replacing a dirty air filter can increase gas mileage up to ten percent. Adding a fuel additive every few thousand miles can help keep your engine clean but always check your owners manual before using additives. These are just a few items you can do at home or on the road that can help you get more miles per gallon.

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