Anchor Nissan Car Care Tips



Anchor Nissan has put together some quick car tips that can save you money!
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  • Avoid excess idling. Idling longer than 60 seconds consumes more gas than stopping and restarting. If your stop will take longer than a minute, turn the engine off to save gas and help the environment.  Even on cold mornings ? 30 to 45 seconds is plenty of time.

  • If you see a gasoline tanker at the gas station, come back another day! Tankers can bring up sediment in the station?s underground tanks, which can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors causing poor performance and potential repairs.

  • Get the junk out of your trunk.  The more you carry the more fuel you burn. For every extra 100 pounds that a vehicle carries, fuel economy drops by 2%.

  • Inspect your tires once a month. Under-inflated tires can cause a loss of fuel economy and premature tire wear. Tire pressure care is the least expensive form of preventive and safety maintenance.

  • Don?t top-it-off! Overfilling results in sloshing over and out of tank, leading to inefficient gasoline use. After the first ?click? of fuel nozzle, you are ready to go.

  •  Fill up early or late. Gas has greater density at lower temperatures. Fill up during the cooler early-morning or late-evening hours, and you'll get more gas for your money.

  • Drive sensibly. Rapid acceleration and braking wastes gas. Avoiding jackrabbit starts and stops can increase fuel economy by 5%.

  • Observe speed limits. Fuel economy drops 2% for every mile per hour that you drive over 55. Just slowing from 75 to 65 mph can increase mpg up to 15%.

  • Use cruise control. Maintaining a steady speed can increase fuel economy by 10%. If you?re traveling on the highway, use your cruise control.

  • Tighten the gas cap. A loose, damaged or missing gas cap can allows gas to evaporate and cause a loss of up to 2 mpg.

  • Close the windows. At highway speeds, open windows cause air drag that burns extra fuel. Rolling them up can increase fuel economy by 10%.