Easy-to-Do Car Maintenance and Driving Tips Can Save $$ at the Gas Pump
Carson, CA---May 26th, 2010 -- As the summer driving season approaches and summer gas prices projected to average $3 a gallon, AutoMD.com (www.automd.com), the most comprehensive and unbiased free online auto repair resource, has released its Top Fives for Fuel-Efficient Summer Drives, a series of 'Top Five' things that any car owner can do to make his/her summer driving more fuel efficient. The tips include Top Five Easiest Mechanical Fixes and Top Five Driving Habit Changes, as well as some tips for dedicated DIYers and those who are willing to go the extra mile to make their engine sip rather than guzzle.
"With gas prices at $3 this summer, and the oil spill in the gulf creating more uncertainty just as the summer driving season starts, AutoMD.com has released its Top Fives for Fuel-efficient Summer Drives to help every car owner save money at the gas pump - while also reducing emissions," said AutoMD.com President Shane Evangelist. "Converting your engine to a plug-in or driving on vegetable oil is not for everyone - and, whether it is tightening the gas cap, easing up on that lead foot or removing a ski rack, our team of mechanics has provided a series of simple, tried and true tips to help anyone start driving more cost-efficiently!"
Top Five Easiest Mechanical Fixes for a Fuel Efficient Summer Drive
Top Five Habits-to-Change for a Fuel Efficient Summer Drive
For the Serious DIYer
For the serious DIYer, or the car owner willing to spend a little more to go the extra mile, consider the following: Engine Tune-up to make sure your engine is running efficiently (Click here for Guide on How to Perform a Basic Engine Tune-Up); Replace Oxygen Sensor as a faulty oxygen sensor can wreak havoc with your gas mileage (Click here for Guide on How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor); Upgrade Air Intake System with a cold air intake kit increasing the amount of oxygen for combustion; and Improve Aerodynamics by removing roof and bike racks and (for trucks) installing a Tonneau cover to reduce drag.
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