F & F Transmission | Auto Body Repair & Collision Service in Kilgore, TX
Your Friendly, Hometown Experts
Call us Today – (903) 984-2999
3401 S Henderson Blvd • Kilgore • TX 75662

Car Care Tips for Kilgore, TX as well as Henderson, Longview, Tyler, Spring Hill, Gladewater, Overton, Mount Enterprise, Starville, Troup and Arp

How do I save on gas?

Use regular gasoline

If you don’t need premium gas, don’t buy it! Unless your owners manual specifically states that you need premium for your vehicle, you’re just throwing away money. Using regular gas over the others has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars a year.

Don't top off

As tempting as it might be, never top off when filling your car up with gas. That extra gas justs sloshes around and ends up seeping out, actually costing you more money! Always stop pumping at the first sign your tank is full.

Tighten up the gas cap

Loose, broken, and missing gas caps lower your gas efficiency 1% to 2%. This leads to an estimated 147 million gallons of gas lost each year to evaporation. No one likes to lose money, so be sure you check your gas cap every time your fill up.

Go for the shade

As the temperatures begin to climb outside, so do the temperatures inside your car. The constant high temps zap your gas from your tank. To combat this park in the shade whenever possible and make use of window shades. Your wallet will thank you.

Use your garage for your car

Do you have access to a garage but keep it packed full of stuff. It’s time to clean in out and make room for your car. By using your garage this way you protect your car from the elements and you protect your wallet by not having to use your AC and defroster as much.

Pump up your tires

Driving on under inflated tires causes them to wear out quicker and lower your car’s gas mileage, sometimes as much as 15 percent!

Check your tire pressure once a month

Check your tire pressure on a regular basis and compare it with the recommended pressure listed in your owners manual. Under inflated tires can cost your big money. A great time to check your tire pressure is early in the morning after your car’s been idle over night.

Keep your engine in tune

Fixing an out of tune vehicle has the potential to boost your gas mileage by almost 4 percent! Be sure to schedule regular tune-ups and watch out for worn spark plugs. A misfiring spark plug can reduce your gas mileage by as much as 30%.

Replace air filters

When your air filter gets clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris, it causes your engine to work harder and lose fuel efficiency. By replacing your clogged air filter you can improve your gas mileage by 1 percent and save your 15 cents a gallon! Be sure to change your car’s air and oil filter every three months or 3,000 miles.

Use the right oil

Make sure you use the grade of motor oil that is specified by your manufacturer. Doing so has the potential to improve your gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent.

Don't skimp on maintenance

When your car is properly maintained your wallet benefits. Routine maintenance has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repair costs. Your owner’s manual will tell you what types of maintenance you need to have done and when.