Gas – How Can You Pay Less at the Pumps?
Did you know that in many cases it is up to you how much fuel your vehicle burns? Sure there is a limit to what you can do to improve fuel economy but within those parameters you can save yourself some money, the price of gas being what it is these days.
For instance, when was the last time you serviced your fuel system? In this case that old adage “If it works don’t fix it” may be bad advice. Your fuel system might function but is it functioning optimally? If not then it is costing you money.
Have your auto technician clean your fuel injectors, combustion chamber and throttle valve. (of course different vehicles have different components) If a valve sticks open your car may still run but it’s burning more gas (and costing more money) than it needs to.
Your fuel filter is like your liver, it filters out all the garbage in the system. In your vehicle that would be dirt and rust from your gas tank. It then delivers a clean, pressurized supply of fuel through your fuel pump to your engine. If your fuel filter is clogged that puts pressure on your fuel pump to deliver the gas needed to run your vehicle efficiently.
If your car is equipped with a carburetor you should replace your fuel filter every year. This will extend the life of your fuel pump and give you better fuel economy.
If your car has fuel injectors your fuel filter should be replaced every 2 years or 40,000 kms to ensure optimal performance.