It’s a lot of fun to drive around in a European car, but if poor fuel mileage is causing you to restrict your driving that’s not fun at all. SimplyEuro Automotive Repair has some suggestions about what might be contributing to your bad fuel mileage.
Check the Air Filter
Your European car’s engine needs air in order to keep itself running. The way that the engine gets air, but not all the junk in the air, is to put a filter in between. That filter needs to be changed periodically, or it will eventually clog. When that happens, airflow decreases and gas mileage worsens.
Look at Your Tire Pressure
Your tires are so important for so many reasons, but particularly for gas mileage. Air pressure has the biggest impact on your tires, both in terms of lifespan and how well they work in general. It’s a good idea to double-check the pressure yourself every couple of weeks or so.
And at Other Tire Maintenance
Tires are so important that you really can’t afford to ignore the other types of wheel and tire maintenance, either. Getting your tires rotated and the wheels balanced and aligned when necessary is going to help to preserve gas mileage. It will also help your tires to last as long as possible.
Get the Oil Changed
Oil that is dirty and old breaks down, which means it isn’t able to do what it is supposed to do in your car’s engine. If you’re not sure how often your oil should be changed, double check your European car’s owner’s manual. You’ll find detailed information about what type of oil your car needs and how often the oil should get changed.
Consider Diagnostic Testing
Still not getting the fuel mileage you expect to see in your European car? It might be a good idea to have some diagnostic testing done. This can help you to spot issues that are affecting engine performance, but that might not be a big enough deal to cause other issues just yet.
Want help figuring it out? SimplyEuro Automotive Repair in Castle Pines, CO is here to help. Give us a call today and we’ll set up an appointment to go over your European car thoroughly. Once we know what’s causing you issues with fuel mileage, we can make some solid recommendations that help you to make the right changes going forward.