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517-782-8116 | 2424 Wildwood Ave Jackson, MI 49202

COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

reviewiconLong Time Favorite

Great place at fair prices. Been using them for years. Thanks again guys!

, 01/12/2021

reviewiconHonest Auto Shop

Highly recommend Blair's car care to anyone looking to have service done on their vehicles. They have fair pricing and are good honest people that only do what's neccessary to fix your vehicle right. They saved me a lot of money by fixing my high pressure fuel pump versus replacing it with a new one. Thanks again!

, 01/11/2021

reviewiconGreat Customer Service

My experience with these folks and this shop has been exceptional! They assessed the problem - advised me of the problem, quoted the cost and performed the work as expected.

, 01/07/2021

reviewiconFair Prices, Great Work

Excellent, timely and complete service at a very reasonable price. Excellent value and customer service and responsiveness.

, 01/04/2021

reviewiconAmazing Service

They are respectful and will try their hardest to fix what you need, they are also good with prices!

, 12/24/2020

reviewiconKnowledgeable Mechanics

I've taken my older vehicle there several times. They always repair what needs to be done and when there are areas of concern, they let me know, but don't pressure me to repair them the same time unless it's critical. They explain what can wait and what to be concerned about.

, 12/09/2020
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