Back to all

Good Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Equals Good Fuel Economy in New Port Richey

January 2, 2022

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us New Port Richey drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in FL, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving?

The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these fuel-saving ideas are really worth the effort. We've all heard that a tune-up can improve gas mileage. It turns out that it can save us 4% at the pump. At $3.50 a gallon, that's 14¢ per gallon in savings, and at $4.00 a gallon, that's a 16¢ per gallon savings.

Other common repair items can also save you at the pump. For example, if your oxygen sensor is faulty, it's not delivering the information to your engine's computer that allows it to calculate the right fuel-to-air ratio. The result? The fuel doesn't burn efficiently. Replacing that faulty sensor can save you 40% at the pump. That's certainly a reason to improve your car care and have the automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey inspect things once in a while.

A faulty oxygen sensor will activate the check engine light. So will a lot of other problems that are big fuel wasters. Finding out why your light is on and fixing the problem will also improve your fuel economy. Bring your car into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey in New Port Richey and we will take care of it for you.

What about tires? New Port Richey drivers have all heard that keeping them inflated will improve our gas mileage. True? Yep. It's a 3% savings for that one. And even small drops in tire pressure can start to add up, so a weekly tire check is in order.

Using the correct weight in motor oil is another way you can save at New Port Richey area gas pumps. It adds up to a 2% savings.

What about that courteous driving? That doesn't cost us anything and doesn't require our New Port Richey service center to implement anything. Is it worth the bother?

Again, the answer is yes. Sudden acceleration, such as charging away from stoplights, sudden stops and quick lane changes all add up in lowered fuel economy. Taking it easy when you drive on FL roads amounts to a 5% savings around town and a whopping 33% savings on the freeway. Is it worth your time to slow down? How much do you get paid?

Speeding is another way we ding ourselves at the gas pump. We've all heard that it's okay to drive five miles over the speed limit, but that actually hurts our wallets. Eventually it could add up to more than a speeding ticket. An extra five miles over the speed limit ends up costing us 7% per gallon. Fifteen miles over? 23% Now there's a reason to slow down.

Another thing New Port Richey vehicle owners can do to improve that costs nothing is to toss the junk out of our trunks. In other words, clean out the car and stop hauling around non-essentials. Don't treat your vehicle like a storage locker. Dumping one hundred pounds of extra weight adds up to a 2% savings at the pump.

So when you tell someone you were going somewhere anyway and they're welcome to come along, that's okay. But if someone tells you they need to come along and it's no harm to you since you were going anyway—well, now you can tell them, “Sorry, dude, but you're an extra fifteen cents a gallon!”

All joking aside, let's all do ourselves a favor and fatten up our wallets by practicing good car care and better driving habits in FL.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey
5049 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
727-372-0905
http://www.tuffynpr.com

Need Service?

Schedule an appointment

More articles from Tuffy New Port Richey

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

May 17, 2022

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey service ... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey in New Port Richey

May 14, 2022

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

May 13, 2022

Most New Port Richey auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center New Port Richey, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can New Port Richey drivers actually save?In today's T... More