When your engines air filter becomes clogged it starves the engine for air. The onboard
computers adjust for this by increasing the amount of fuel to maintain consistent firing
in the cylinders. This can cause up to 10% in decreased fuel efficiency. At DMC we
inspect your air filter every time you visit as part of our famous 27 point inspection.
Obey the Speed Limit:
Make sure you are driving the speed limit. Not only is that the law but is also increases fuel efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you will pay an additional 5 mph above 60 mph.
Check your Gas Cap:
Broken, loose or missing gas caps causes your gas to evaporate and allowing it to escape out of your tank into the atmosphere. The simple of evaporation can work against you making your vehicle lose gas. Make sure you tighten your gas cap or replace as needed.
Do not pack your truck with anything that is not absolutely necessary. The more weight that you add to your car, the more fuel it will take to pull it down the road.
Change the oil when due and always use the correct oil for your vehicle. Dirty oil or incorrect grades can increase engine friction, thereby reducing fuel efficiency. Ask your Service Manager for more information about our oil change.
Follow your vehicle manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule. If you keep your vehicle properly maintained, it will run at peak efficiency levels. Ask your Service Manager for a copy of your specific vehicle recommended maintenance.