Gas-Saving Moment of the Day: Replace Common Parts

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We’ve told you before that keeping your car in good condition will improve gas mileage, saving you money at the pump. In addition to your engine and your tires, according to NAPA Auto Parts there are a few other basic components that can keep a vehicle’s fuel efficiency high if they remain in good working order:

  • Fuel filters: Clogged filters result in a car sending more fuel to the engine than necessary.
  • Spark plugs: Replacing spark plugs regularly will both save fuel and lower a car’s emissions by keeping the engine’s combustion chamber working smoothly.
  • Oil: The cleaner the oil, the less friction created by your engine’s moving parts and the better your fuel economy. The equation is simple: Change your oil and filter as recommended in the car’s owner’s manual.
  • Air filters: When the air filter gets clogged, the engine can lose power and must use more gas.
  • Locking gas cap: Yes, there are people willing to steal fuel straight from your tank. A locking gas cap should help prevent that theft, although the most determined criminals, given enough time, will probably be able to get in. Don’t make it easy for them.

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