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Gas saving tips from your friends at Ek Automotive

Have you seen these gas prices lately? Out of this world. You're in luck though because Ek Automotive has you covered with some tips on how to get the most miles per gallon.

Tip #1: Slow down. This might seem silly but if you think about it, the more you push your car the more gas it will burn. Studies have shown that reducing your speed from 80MPH to 70MPH can save up to 25% of gas. Going from 70MPH to 60 MPH can save an additional 10%.

Tip # 2: Check your tire pressure. If a tire is not set to the correct pressure it will make either too much contact, causing drag, or two little contact reducing efficiency. Both of these are leading causes to decreased fuel economy.

Tip #3: Roll your windows up. This too can seem like a little thing that can make a sizable difference. When your windows are down there's more drag on the car from wind meaning your motor has to work harder to go faster. Having the A/C while moving at slow speeds can also have a minor effect on fuel economy.

Tip #4: Maintain your car. Engines run best when they are in tip top condition so be sure to get your oil changed regularly and replace things like air filters when they are dirty.

We hope that some of these tips will help you go longer between fill ups, If you have any questions, want more infromation or would like to make an appointment to get you car checked out gives us a call at (773)774-7680 or sechudle on online at:


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