What Can Cause Poor Vehicle Fuel Economy?

After driving your vehicle for a while, you begin to understand how much your full tank costs and how much a full tank will last you throughout the week. However, there are certain car problems that can happen that may have you noticed that your vehicle's fuel economy has decreased and you find yourself filling up your gas tank more often. 

Bad vehicle maintenance is always a reason behind poor fuel economy. The better care you take of your vehicle, the better it will run and perform. You'll spend less on gas and repairs when you invest in proper vehicle maintenance. A regular vehicle inspection here at The Detroit Garage will keep your vehicle always running at its best and ensure that you get the best fuel efficiency from your car. 

Here are some of the top reasons behind why your vehicle has poor fuel economy: 

  • Incorrect tire pressure
  • Bad oxygen sensors
  • Dirty or clogged air filters
  • Bad spark plugs
  • Bad fuel injectors
  • Blasting air conditioning
  • Bad driving habits, such as speeding and slamming on the accelerator/brakes
  • Idling your car
  • Type of motor oil your car has

The good news is, you can improve your vehicle's gas mileage just with a few changes and by bringing your vehicle into The Detroit Garage regularly for inspections and service.

Give us a call today if you have any questions or concerns!


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