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Go Green with Your Vehicle Maintenance for St. Patrick's Day

In the United States, St. Patrick's Day is a holiday to honor Irish roots and celebrate eating and drinking with good friends. And of course, it is done wearing green! To celebrate the green tradition, we thought it would be fun to share some maintenance tips that can help keep your car, SUV, or truck "green" year long.

Check and Change Filters

Clean filters can do wonders in improving your engine efficiency and therefore bettering your fuel mileage. Please ensure you ask your trusted technician to check these at each oil change and replace them when required. 

Don't Speed

Staying within the set speed limit can not only prevent you from getting pulled over, but it'll help with gas consumption. Remember to engage cruise controls where possible to get the best possible mileage.

Frequent Tire Checks

When your tires aren't correctly inflated to their recommended psi, you end up wasting more fuel. Furthermore, you could be contributing to uneven and premature tire wear. We encourage you to check your vehicle's handbook for proper inflation levels and avoid waiting until your TPMS light pops up to refill them with air. 

Get Rid of Dead Weight

While it is typical for most drivers to store random junk in their trunk, it can have costly effects. Removing excess, unnecessary items can boost your fuel economy. Extra weight can strain your motor, causing it to guzzle up more fuel. The only things that are appropriate to keep in your trunk at all times are emergency items and a spare tire.

 

If you need assistance with your vehicle maintenance or repairs in Portland, CT, we welcome you to give Portland Automotive a call or visit today.