Driving Tips to Save Fuel
Save A/C for the Highway (up to 15%)
Your air conditioning makes your engine work harder, which can equate to as much as 10% to 15% reduction in fuel efficiency when out door temperatures climb above 80 degrees. For city driving or in heavy traffic, turn your A/C off and roll down your windows. At speeds of 50 mph or more, the drag created by your open windows will actually cost you more in fuel economy than the A/C, so feel free to turn the A/C on.
Proper Vehicle Maintenance
-Keep your tires properly inflated (up to 4%)
-Keep your engine tuned (average of 4%)
If your oxygen sensor isn't working, replacing it can improve gas mileage by 40%
-Use the right oil recommended by your manufacturer (up to 2%)
-Don't forget the little things (up to 25%)
A Works Fuel Saver Package and other small maintenance items like wheel alignments, shock and strut inspections, and replacing fuel filters or spark plugs can all add up to fuel savings.
Our Service Department at Mike Finnin Ford can make sure that your vehicle is running properly and optimizing your fuel economy. Click here to schedule a service appointment, or call (563) 556-1010 to speak with our service team.
3600 Dodge St. (Hwy 20)Dubuque, IA 52003