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Pump Up The Savings…Maintain Your Vehicle


A well-maintained vehicle gets the best gas mileage.  When money is tight, it is easy to put off basic maintenance such as oil and filter changes.  Whatever money you may be saving in maintenance services, you are probably spending putting extra gasoline in your vehicle.

Check you owner’s manual to find the manufacturer’s recommendation for how often you should change your oil.  The old “every 3000 miles” standby has pretty much gone by the wayside.  While you want to change the oil regularly to maximize gas mileage, there is no reason to pay for this work too frequently.  Dirty filters – oil, fuel, air, etc. – make your engine work harder, thus burning more gasoline.  Ask the mechanic to check these when you have your oil changed and have them replaced when needed.

A well-maintained vehicle not only helps to maximize the mpg’s, but it keeps yEarth Cents Idea saves money and the environment!our vehicle running longer with fewer major malfunctions.  This saves money on big mechanic’s bills and lets you live without a car payment longer.  Talk about savings!

 

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Pump Up the Savings...And Your Tires

Pump Up the Savings…And Your Tires

 

 

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Posted February 6th, 2014 by PennyP


Pump Up the Savings…And Your Tires


If you want to maximize gas mileage we need to get down to where the rubber meets the road – literally.  According to the US Department of Energy, under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage up to 3%.  While that may not seem like much, depending on gas prices, this could amount to about 10¢ per gallon.EarthCents ideas save money and the environment!

 

 

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Pump Up the Savings...Slow Down

Pump Up the Savings…Slow Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 19th, 2013 by PennyP