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Saving Gas

Save gasGas-Saving Driving Advise in Hollywood, CA

Let the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes. Avoid excessive idling: Sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon.

Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent on city streets, which results in 10 to 66 cents per gallon.

Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mpg driven over 60 will approximately result in an additional 10 cents per gallon. To maintain a constant speed on the highway, cruise control is recommended.

Gas-Saving Maintenance Advise

When your air filter is clogged with dust, dirt, smoke particles and bugs it chokes off the air and creates a "Rich" gas/air mixture. This means too much gas for the amount of air. This wastes gasoline and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

About 17% of vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing. This causes 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate every year. Make sure your gas cap is in good condition and secured tightly. Most current cars require 3-4 clicks to properly tighten the gas cap.

Inside our cars is a sensor that detects and adjusts the air to fuel mixture, known as the O2 Sensor. When this sensor is worn or defective, it is unable to properly mix this ratio and can significantly impact your car's mileage and power.

Dirty engine oil increases friction inside the engine. Increased friction makes the engine work harder and that reduces mileage.

Vehicles have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times in 1000 miles. This naturally cause lots of heat and electrical and chemical erosion. Dirty spark plugs cause misfiring and inefficient combustion, this in turn wastes fuel.

Did you know that an average of 21% of cars inspected in check lanes in the country have under-inflated tires. Proper inflation costs nothing and is the number one source of reduced gas mileage. Think of how hard you have to work peddling a bicycle with low tires and then imagine how hard your car has to work with them.

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Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Oil Changes -Tune Ups
Filter Replacements
Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair - Fluid Services
Trip or Lease Inspections
Maintenance Inspections
Check Engine Light Diagnostics
Computer Diagnostics
Air Conditioning Service & Repair
Electrical System Diagnosis & Repair
Suspension & Steering Repair
Shocks & Struts - Custom Exhaust
Cooling System Service & Repair
Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Brake & Lamp Inspections
Fleet Services - Hybrid Services
Chassis & Suspension
Power Steering Repair
Body & Trim Repairs
Mirrors, Door Handles & Locks
Power Accessory Repair
Transmission Service & Repair
New & Rebuilt Transmissions
Driveline Maintenance & Repair
Axle Repair & Replacement
Differential Service & Repair
Clutch Repair & Replacement
Engine Repair or Replacement
Engine Performance Check
Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
Fuel Injection Service & Repair
Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
Tire Rotation, Mounting, Repair
Flat Tire Repair & Replacement
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Wheel Alignment & Repair