Easy Maintenance Tips to Restore MPGs in Your European Auto

Easy Maintenance Tips to Restore MPGs in Your European AutoIn order to prevent breakdowns for any vehicle, it is very important to keep up with scheduled auto maintenance. These services, which include oil changes, filter replacements, and 30/60/90K maintenance, among others, reduce the chances of trouble in nearly every automotive system. But there is another reason why routine maintenance is so crucial. These services help ensure your European auto continues to offer the best possible fuel economy. If you have noticed a drop in your vehicle's MPGs, you may want to consider the following services, as they could greatly improve the distance you can travel on a single tank of gas.

Clean air filter

The air filter provides a very valuable service, cleaning the incoming air that is mixed with the gasoline to create the necessary air/fuel mix that your engine needs to run. If the air filter becomes clogged the engine will not be able to create the proper mixture. This will cause the engine to compensate for the lack of air by burning excessive amounts of fuel. Not only does this decrease your fuel economy but it can cause the engine to operate at hotter temperatures, which may result in additional problems.

Replace the spark plugs

The spark plugs are fed an electrical charge that causes them to spark. This spark is what ignites the air and fuel mixture. This tiny explosion must happen at a precise time in order to make the engine run properly. If the spark plugs become dirty it can cause the engine to misfire, igniting the mixture at the wrong time, which will cause the engine to run very poorly. This will also cause a drastic drop in fuel economy.

Properly inflate the tires

One of the easiest, yet most important things you can do to ensure that your European auto is getting optimal fuel efficiency is ensuring that your tires are properly inflated. If the tires are underinflated the engine will have to work harder in order to get the soft rubber to roll. The harder an engine has to work the more gas it burns. You can find out your vehicle tire's PSI rating, which stands for pounds per square inch, and is the measurement for how much air they should hold, by looking on the inside door jamb or in the owner's manual. Most gas stations have free PSI checking tools and inexpensive air pumps to inflate your tire to the correct PSI.

Taking care of your vehicle's maintenance needs pays off in the long run. You will not only save money on gas by keeping your car in peak running condition, but you will help to prevent the need for major repairs caused by failed parts. If you need fuel saving European auto maintenance in Reno, reach out to Automotion. We take pride in offering high quality, dealership alternative European auto maintenance for BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Audi and other makes. When it's time for European auto maintenance in Reno, give us a call at (775) 204-8353 and we'll be here to help.

Automotion Service and Repair Blog
Posted: May 11, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ