With gas prices as they are in Chicago right now, every gallon counts. And you don’t need to buy a brand-new car to help improve your gas mileage.
A few small tweaks here and there can actually make a big difference. Here are 5 easy ways to stretch a gallon.
Replace your air filter
For every gallon of gasoline your engine burns, it also burns thousands of cubic feet of air, so if your air filter is dirty – your gas mileage will be affected.
Monitor your tires’ air pressure
Check the air pressure of your tires. Tires have rolling resistance, if you don’t have the right pressure in them, you’re going to have more resistance and get worse gas mileage. You can check the pressure for your own car or stop in anytime and we’ll happily check it for you.
Next time you’re at Milito’s Auto Repair, ask one of our technicians to check your spark plug. If it’s worn out, that could be negatively impacting your gas mileage as well. Following your manufacturer’s guidelines, we can replace it in a snap.
Keep your engine oil clean
Part of the general maintenance routine of your car, truck, or SUV, keep your engine oil clean and use the manufacturer’s recommended oil type. Dirty oil will worsen your vehicle’s gas mileage over time.
Revving your engine uses more gas! To save gas and maximize mileage, drive more conservatively. That can be difficult on busy Chicago streets where stop and go traffic is a way of life, but whenever possible, cruise.
Sure, nobody likes filling up their gas tank, but at Milito’s Gas Station, we make the experience enjoyable.
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago, our gas station is a step above the rest.
24-hour self-service with the best Top-Tier Mobil Fuels available
Full-service gas, the attendant will check your oil and clean the windshield too!
Convenience store open 24/7
Top quality diesel fuel
Tire repair on the spot
Car Wash Discount with a Fill-Up!
Receive a $5.00 Full Service Car Wash when you fill up at Milito’s. An interior vacuum is included with every wash!