gas prices

3 Ways To Save Gas

3 Tips To Save Gas

As fuel prices go higher, our customers are asking about how they can save gas. There are lots of opportunities to save money with your vehicle:

  1. Keep up with the standard maintenance of your vehicle. The better operating condition of your vehicle, the better your gas mileage will be. Tire pressure and alignment are good examples of services that can improve fuel efficiency.
  2. Reduce your speed and acceleration. We know it might take the fun out of driving, but the harder you push that pedal to the metal, the more fuel you are burning.
  3. Share a ride. Car pool. Team up with co-workers and family members to share trips and commutes.

At Dearholt AutoCare, our commitment is to keep your vehicle in the best condition we can and keep you informed of how you can improve vehicle performance. Schedule your service today.


Ownership, Maintenance & Repairs

► When buying a car, look for models that offer the best fuel economy in their class. For most drivers, an optional larger and/or more-powerful engine is unnecessary.

► Maintain your car according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Modern cars don’t need “tune ups,” but regular service will ensure optimum fuel economy, performance and longevity.

► Take your car to a repair shop as soon as possible if the “Check Engine” light comes on. This indicates a problem that is causing excessive emissions and likely reducing fuel economy.

Ignore Check Engine Light

Your Vehicle Is Trying to Talk to You

Your Vehicle Is Trying To Tell You Something.


Here’e a quick reference guide to some common vehicle warning indicators, manufacturer’s dashboard icons differ, your owner’s manual should always be consulted.

Your check engine light can be informational or critical.

  • Oil Pressure Warning. If this light stays lit it indicates loss of oil
  • Battery/Charging Alert. Indicates voltage level is below normal and the vehicle’s charging system isn’t functioning properly.
  • Check Engine Light. Indicates the engine computer has set a Diagnostic Trouble Code. Usually requires diagnosis with a professional tool.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning. Indicates temperature has exceeded normal limits.
  • Brake System. Indicates one of three possible conditions; parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system/brake fluid is low, or an ABS problem. If an ABS problem, professional diagnosis may be required.
  • PMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). Indicates the PMS has found a tire with low air pressure or a sensor with a dead battery or malfunction.
  • Oil Change Reminder. Indicates that oil life has expired. The oil life interval can be set based on mileage or a combination of readings taken by the vehicle’s Electronic Control Module (ECM).

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