Schimmer Chevrolet Helps You Discover How to Improve Your Car's Fuel-Efficiency

Whether shopping for a new vehicle or putting a few more miles on your current ride, there's a lot you can do to improve or maintain your vehicle's fuel efficiency. And with rising gas prices, having a vehicle that conserves gas is more important than ever. There are several things you can do to help in this regard. Follow along as Schimmer Chevrolet provides a few tips and tricks to help elevate your car's fuel efficiency.

Change Your Oil

Changing your oil at regular intervals is important for your overall vehicle health. When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, this routine service pays dividends. When using the manufacturer's recommended oil in your car, you may improve fuel efficiency by 1-2%. In addition to protecting your internal engine components, your wallet will benefit.

Maintain Your Tires

These four wheels are your connection to the road. They do more than get you from A to B. Properly maintained tires, which includes ensuring they're properly inflated, play a big role in your vehicle's fuel consumption. How? Every decrease in air pressure by 1 pound per square inch can decrease fuel economy by 0.2%. It may not seem like a lot, but when you consider properly inflated tires can improve your gas mileage up to 3%, running on improperly inflated tires is a waste of money.

Check Your Air Flow

Your engine requires air when performing its work. A clogged or dirty air filter limits the airflow, so your engine doesn't have the vital component it needs. When the airflow is decreased, your engine suffers. What starts off as a small repair can turn into a major headache. Save yourself from the stress and keep your vehicle performing properly by checking and replacing your air filter when it's time.

Schedule a

While vehicles must pass an emissions test before it's allowed to be released on the road, years and miles pile up quickly. One of the better ways to ensure your engine is correctly using fuel is to ensure it's tuned up properly. Whether your car has spark plugs or ignition coils, an internal combustion engine relies on fuel to perform. The experts at Schimmer Chevrolet will inspect your spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and more to ensure your vehicle continues performing at its peak.

Ease Off the Accelerator

When the light turns green, fight the urge to jettison yourself off the starting line. When you put the pedal to the floor, that opens the throttle burning more fuel than is necessary to move forward. We understand that you want to be the first to get where you're going in this fast-paced world. But having a gentler touch is better when it comes to fuel efficiency. It's a small thing that can add up to big savings down the road. So, take your time. Life can wait.

Schedule a Service Appointment with Schimmer Chevrolet

Visit us online or call our dealership and let one of our knowledgeable and dedicated team members help you schedule your next service appointment. Our experts are ready to provide you with the world-class service you deserve. We have the knowledge, parts, tools, and skills to help your vehicle shine. Contact us today and let us show you the difference we can make in your life.


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    Mendota, IL 61342

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