A lot of us Ennis motorists asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Texas pump prices seem to have only one direction these days, and that’s up. Dallas area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.
Preventive maintenance is an important way Ennis motorists can conserve fuel by improving fuel efficiency. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our pickup adequate and clean.
Oil lubricates your pickup engine and keeps it running smoothly. If you’re running low, there is increased friction in your engine. Friction creates drag, which means it takes more fuel to keep the pickup motor running. This all translates to lower fuel efficiency.
Check your oil to make sure the engine is getting all it needs. Your owner’s manual and friendly and honest Avenue Automotive service specialist will tell you the proper weight and type of oil for your pickup.
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Dirty oil grits up your engine, which also increase friction. So even if there’s enough oil, you’re still getting that extra drag that reduces your fuel efficiency. That’s why your owner’s manual recommends getting your oil changed regularly. It’s good auto advice.
While you’re checking your oil, you should take a quick look at your transmission fluid as well. Your transmission also needs clean, adequate fluid to work efficiently. An inefficient transmission also translates into lower fuel efficiency.
Your friendly and honest Avenue Automotive service specialist will be able to check your oil and other fluids, top you off, or change your oil if necessary.
Your owner’s manual will have recommendations on how often you should check your oil and transmission fluid. But you can also consult with your service specialist at Avenue Automotive in Ennis. The types of roads you drive on in Texas, the climate where you live and the air quality in your area can all affect how often you should change your oil.
And don’t forget that this will improve our environment here in Ennis as well. Improved fuel efficiency translates to fewer emissions. Changing your oil as scheduled doesn’t just help your pickup (and your pocketbook), it helps keep the air clean as well.