Soaring gas prices may have people worried, but there are ways to make your tank last a little longer.
The cost of gas has jumped drastically in the past two weeks.
Some gas stations have seen about a 20 cent rise in price over night.
Many people are looking for cheaper alternatives, but auto mechanics say, there are ways to make every drop of your tank count.
Tim Coxwell says, “The number one thing you can do to improve your fuel efficiency is maintain your tire pressure. The number two thing you can to do to improve your fuel efficiency is change your oil, regularly.”
According to local auto mechanics your oil should be changed about every 3,000 miles.
Mechanics also say, that keeping your fuel and air filters clean can also help make the gas in your tank last longer.
Posted by: Tim Location: Auto Super-Service Center on Mar 7, 2011 at 05:40 PM There is no scam. You have an internal combustion engine. that means there is a fire inside your engine while you are drving your car. What does fire leave in your fireplace? Soot. What does fire leave in your engine? Carbon deposits. Oil traps and suspends carbon deposits and leaves them in the oil filter. think of the oil filter as your kitchen garbage can. When the filter gets full around 3 mos or 3000 mi it starts bypassing allowing the dirt and oil to recirculate in and between your engine parts. You ever rub sand on glass? It scratches the glass. Carbon deposits floating through the engine scratch up your engine parts and stop up passageways making valves hang open and clogging injectors and ports. A clean engine is a more fuel efficient engine. You clean your engine by changing the oil and taking out the trash (replacing filters). think of how your teeth look if you don’t get to the dentist every 6 mos. Hope your engine is clean, trash is empty and your smile bright Posted by: ride together Location: tallahassee on Mar 7, 2011 at 12:18 PM Ride the bus. my family has saved thousands of dollars over the last three years (money on gas, car insurance, car maintenance, parking) by selling our second car. We ride the bus, share the car when needed. Takes some planning sometimes but the money we save is well worth it! Posted by: Sonny Location: Tallahassee on Mar 6, 2011 at 04:45 PM I use Amsoil. every 25k miles with an oil filter change. 3k miles is a total scam. my newer model Chevy doesn’t even kick the oil light on until at least 12-13k.