The gas mileage you get from your car is a function of many factors. Some of these you can’t control, for example, whether you’re driving on the highway or in the city. Highway driving results in better mileage (stop and go driving in the city reduces your mileage), but if you live in the city, you’re going to be doing a lot of city driving. However, some of these factors are controllable. This includes the condition of the car parts that influence on your car’s mileage. By keeping the following parts of your car in good condition, you’ll ensure that your car is getting the best mileage possible.
Car Parts that Affect Gas Mileage
The condition of your tires has a huge influence on your mileage. Ideally, your tires should be inflated at the correct pressure, have a safe amount of tread, no uneven wear or bald spots, and should be aligned correctly in order to get the best mileage. Simply checking and adjusting your tire pressure once or twice a month can make a big difference in the health of your tires. Getting your tires rotated regularly and aligning them when necessary will help ensure they’re in the best possible condition.
Your engine’s air filter keeps the engine clean so that it can be at its best performance. However when the filter gets dirty, it can’t do as good of a job of removing particles from the air. Keep your filter clean or change it on a regular basis if it’s not reusable, and let your engine breathe deep and clean.
The component that gets it all started with a bang, spark plugs ignite the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber to generate the energy that turns your wheels. Old plugs do this less efficiently, so make sure your spark plugs are replaced when necessary.
This sensor gathers data from your exhaust which your engine’s computer then uses to adjust the fuel injection level. The oxygen sensor doesn’t need to be changed often, but it should be checked at 100,000 miles and replaced if necessary.
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