Let’s face it, high prices for gas are going to be around for a while. On top of that, used cars are more expensive to buy right now. If you have a decent vehicle and plan on keeping it, there are things you can do and have done, that can make sure you’re not wasting gas or money. As the gas prices continue to soar, many Michigan drivers are looking for ways to increase their vehicle’s gas mileage. Here are some things you can do to improve the gas mileage of your vehicle.
Changes in acceleration including speeding, harsh braking, and having a lead foot will use more gas. To improve gas mileage, try to drive the speed limit and use the gas pedal gently. Maintain enough space between you and the car ahead to avoid harsh braking. Also, be conscious of traffic lights and conditions to avoid heavy acceleration or urgent stops.
Leaving your car on once parked wastes gas! To avoid wasting gas and money when the car is idle, turn the car off. Only turn the engine, air conditioning, and radio on when you are ready to drive somewhere. This ensures that you will get the most mileage out of the gas.
Michigan weather can get hot in the summer and many people use their car’s air conditioning to keep cool. However, you waste gas when you blast that AC. To save gas, open your windows or use the air conditioning on a low setting. This will allow you to keep cool while still saving money and improving gas mileage.
Make sure your vehicle is ready for summer with maintenance from Mr. Muffler! We can check the pressure of your tires, oil levels, and engine function to make sure your car is using gas correctly and cost-effectively. Contact us today to see how we can help you!
Windshield wiper blades are one of the most underrated, yet most needed parts of the car. When they go bad it creates a driving impairment hazard for you and other cars on the road. While easy to ignore, new windshield wiper blades are the simplest way to improve your driving and safety while on the road. You might be asking yourself “How often should I change my wiper blades?” “Are there better wiper blades for the winter than the summer?” and here at Mr. Muffler we have the answers!
Other than the annoyance of having streaks on your windshield you limit your visibility and ability to drive safely. Whether it’s a freak downpour or a heavy snowstorm being able to navigate and arrive safely is directly related to how well you can see the road. When you have streaks and unclear view of the road you run a risk of a car accident. Having worn out and old wiper blades will directly affect how well you can see the road.
Another reason to change your wiper blades? Wear and tear on your windshield’s glass. Old and worn out wipers can cause damage to the glass on your windshield which is more expensive to replace than wiper blades.
Yes, there are! Summer vs. Winter wiper blades and structurally different and hold up differently. Winter wiper blades are sturdier and are build to avoid joints freezing. Summer wiper blades, by comparison, are lighter and have less rubber for the blade itself. Since you are only dealing with rain they don’t have to be as hardy as winter blades.
We here at Mr. Muffler recommend changing your windshield wipers every 6 months or every other oil change. We here at Mr. Muffler have stocks of winter and summer wiper blades available for purchase at your next oil change. Since we frequently run coupons and specials, your next pair doesn’t have to be at full price. Check out coupons and deals pages to see what is on special