10 Ways To Save At The Pump | Chevrolet Dealer Serving Houston TX | Parkway

TUNE UP
Properly tuning your engine can improve fuel economy by as much as 4%. Fixing a serious issue - such as a faulty oxygen sensor - can boost mileage up to 40%.
PUMP UP
Properly inflated tires improve
gas mileage by up to 3.3%.
UNPACK
An extra 100 pounds of cargo reduces fuel economy up to 2%. A loaded roof rack cuts fuel economy by up to 5%.
SLOW DOWN
Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Every 5 mph over 60 mph is like adding an additional 29 cents per gallon for gas.
AVOID IDLING
A car gets 0 mpg when the engine is idling. Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use.
CHILL OUT
Speeding, rapid acceleration and braking can lower gas mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% in city driving.
PUT IT IN OVERDRIVE
Using an overdrive gear on the highway
saves both fuel and engine wear.
UNCLOG
Replacing a severely plugged air filter on an older car with a carbureted engine improves fuel economy by up to 14%.
USE THE RIGHT OIL
Using the manufacturer's recommended grade of oil improves fuel economy by 1% - 2%.
PLAN YOUR TRIPS
Plan routes and timing to avoid heavy
periods of traffic congestion.
ADDITIONAL WAYS THE CERTIFIED SERVICE EXPERTS AT PARKWAY CHEVROLET CAN HELP:
The Certified Service experts at Parkway Chevrolet, can also inspect your vehicle and perform services that can help your vehicle operate at peak performance. These inspections and services may include items such as:
+ Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil.
+ Check and change your air filter.
+ Inspect and, if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter.
+ Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs.
+ Inspect/clean intake system.
+ Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor.
+ Inspect brakes for proper adjustment.
+ Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary.
+ Align front suspension.
+ Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors.
+ Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires.
+ Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter.
+ Examine exhaust gas recirculation system.
+ Check automatic transmission/torque converter for proper fluid levels and shifting.
+ Inspect coils and clean connections.
+ Examine/replace cracked or broken vacuum hoses.
+ Perform diagnostic check for stored problem codes on your
   vehicle's computer that indicate malfunctioning systems.