Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tips to save on Gas & Auto-care

Gas Saving

I made some suggestions on how to save gas on this blog. I know oil is at all time low. But the  Big oil is still playing pricing games. In effect making the consumer pay too much. How can us simple consumers fight back with using less of the product! 

Kroger & Giant Eagle Gas rewards 

Here is some ways to save major saving on gas with Kroger it is 10 cents/gal off gas and 20 cents/gal when you buy gift cards. Kroger's will  have promotions on gift cards with 4x the saving and regular shopping at 2x the points saving. Kroger you can only use up to $1.00 of savings and up to 35 gals. Giant has a similar  program the advantage you can get a free tank of Gas. The Giant Eagle program will only let use 25 gals.gas  at a time under their program. Maximum your saving buy the red gas tanks to get your full benefits of gas under the promotion. 

Common sense ways to save on Gas
• Reduce your speed
• Have regular tune-ups, and general maintenance
• Change motor oil and transmission oil at regular intervals (I used a full synthetic transmission fluid and I find a 1-2 MPG improvement) 
• Check air pressure, and inflate to manufactures recommendations
• Don’t increase speed driving up hill or a steep incline

Great ways to save on auto care
The best way to save on auto care is make sure you maintenance your car or truck. I know there are different views on what type of oil to use and how many miles before once change the oil. Always follow the recommendation of the auto manufacture and common sense. I personal used fuel injector cleaner after every oil change and used additive in the oil as well with conventional oil. I personal use Lucas oil, US lube, Prolong, or Fram oil additives.

I also used a cotton reusable air filter, which increase air flow and save gas because the car does not need to rev as high to reach the needed speed. One popular brand is K&N Both these products improved my fuel efficiency and performance.

But, another great way to save is if you can find a service shop that will let you buy your own parts. Some big chains will not let you do this. Other shops will do it for you! And you can shop for around for the best prices. I personal saved over $370 purchasing parts for my car parts over www.ebay.com and www.amonzon.com.
Always compare prices with the major auto part stores like www.Autozone.com, http://shop.advanceautoparts.com, www.oreillyauto.com, www.napaonline.com, www.rockauto.com

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