Olympia Auto Repair

What Can Cause Poor Vehicle Fuel Economy?

After you have your vehicle for years, you start to recognize just how much your full tank of gas costs you and how much a full tank will last you throughout the week during your usual routine. If you notice that your vehicle is getting as good of gas mileage as it used to, there may be an underlying issue. There are certain car problems that can happen that may leave you with a fuel economy that has decreased and you might be filling up your gas tank more often than usual. So what are these car issues, and how can you prevent them?

Failing to properly maintain your vehicle is always a reason behind bad fuel economy. The better care you take of your vehicle, the better it will perform and the longer it will last you. You'll spend less on gas and repairs when you invest in proper vehicle maintenance. A regular vehicle inspection here at Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care will keep your vehicle always running at its best and ensure that you get the best fuel efficiency from your vehicle over time. 

The following are some of the reasons why you may be getting decreased fuel efficiency: 

  • Incorrect tire pressure
  • Bad oxygen sensors
  • Dirty or clogged air filters
  • Bad spark plugs
  • Bad fuel injectors
  • Blasting air conditioning
  • Bad driving habits, such as speeding and slamming on the accelerator/brakes
  • Idling your car
  • Type of motor oil your car has

The good news is, you can improve your vehicle's gas mileage just with a few changes and by bringing your vehicle into Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care regularly for inspections and service. Give us a call today if you have any questions or concerns!

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