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How to make your gas go farther in Phoenix

Hasn’t it seemed like gas prices have been all over the place lately? With some of the all-time high prices still in recent memory, an average of around $2.30 for all of Arizona seems pretty good – especially in time for the holidays.

But how can you make your gas go farther in Phoenix?

Don’t drive with a lead foot.

Pretty simple one here. When you stomp on the accelerator you use a lot of gas. But accelerating as slowly as possible and coasting up to red lights instead of jamming on the brakes can save you a fair amount of gas in the long run.

Keep your tires inflated.

This one takes a little more effort, but it’s well-worth routinely checking your tire pressure and even keeping them slightly over-inflated for optimal gas mileage. Your vehicle will ride a little rougher, but your wallet will thank you for it.

Get your vehicle tuned up (or repaired).

If your vehicle is limping in virtually any capacity, it can have a severely detrimental effect on its gas economy. Some problems that can have a detrimental effect on your MPG’s include:

       Old oxygen sensors
       Old spark plugs/fuel injectors/ignition components
       Clogged/dirty fuel filters
       Old air filters
       Alignment issues
       Internal engine and drivetrain damage

As you can see, there’s a lot that can go wrong on your vehicle that can cause bad gas mileage. It’s always a good idea to track your mileage every time you fill up, as this can help indicate where and when your problems may have started.

And at The Auto Shop, we can get you up and running in no time. Our full-service vehicle repair and maintenance options in Phoenix are nothing short of dealer-quality, but without the dealer markup!

With a full customer lounge, shuttle service and towing options The Auto Shop has been a local favorite in Phoenix since 1979.

And when you’re looking for the best mechanics in Phoenix, be sure to give us a call at (602) 256-6164 today!

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