Stretching Your Gas Mileage

By: Natalie Johnson
By: Natalie Johnson

Do you ever wish you could get more mileage for your gas money?

The price of unleaded gasoline is hovering around three-dollars and ten cents a gallon in Mid-Michigan.

News Ten asked area mechanics what drivers can do to make every drop of gasoline count.

They said to make sure your tires are at the right pressure; deflated tires drag down mileage.

Get you vehicle tuned properly.

Carbon build-up is the enemy.

Fuel injector cleaners can help, but you might take it to the shop and hook it up to a motor-vac.

That will blow the carbon out of the engine.

Also, adding a lubricant to your transmission fluid can make a little difference.

Mechanics say these steps can add up to four miles per gallon.

As for gas extender pellets, mechanics say if they work at all, they will put more octane in the fuel.

However, they are not good for your car in the long-run.


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