Your miles-per-gallon can make a huge difference in any financial climate, especially with gas prices today. Here are some tips on identifying what may be affecting the performance, as well as what to look out for in the future with your vehicle.
How does your vehicle normally perform?
Most modern vehicles now have this statistic trackable. In the past, you could simply get an identifying number as a ballpark figure, but now there’s direct tracking. Fuel efficiency, energy conservation, battery preservation, etc. They are all measured. Through these key categories, you should be able to assess how your vehicle is performing today as compared to a year ago.
Since you are here, this probably means your MPG is down. What causes this?
Fuel injectors – extremely common issue. These get debris caught in them all the time as well as dirt and muck build-up. If you are in a climate with especially extreme weather conditions, this will impact fuel injection as well. When these aren’t running properly, you put your vehicle as well as yourself at risk.
Filters and piston rings – On top of injector trouble, filters needing to be cleaned out or replaced, and piston rings in need of help are common as well. Take all these into account before you go in for an inspection to assess what may be wrong with the vehicle.
What are the next steps to take?
Your next steps should be just to get a general servicing with the intention of solving a MPG issue. Then, the mechanic you are working with will be able to route any issues you may be having with those pieces.
If you have any questions, give us a call today. We’ll take into account how your vehicle is being affected, and what dangers or risks may be posed with having such issues. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and getting your vehicle back up to optimum performance.