Advantage Fuel Efficiency Advice
With petrol prices on the rise and more of us feeling the pinch at the pump, we spent some time in the lab figuring out how we can save you some money at the petrol pump.
Check out our below top tips to make sure your car is running at its most efficient. Better yet, all of these are included in our Free 8-Point Health Check!
Check Your Tyre Pressure
Under-inflated or over-inflated tyres wear out quicker and don’t handle as well when you are driving. Maintaining the correct tyre pressure will help you to use less fuel and be safer on the road. Tyres that are under-inflated by 7 PSI could cost you around $334 a year!* That’s around 67 coffees or two annual streaming subscriptions.
Check Your Wheel Alignment
Are you privy to the fact that a bad wheel alignment could increase your fuel usage by up to 10%? A poor wheel alignment will increase rolling resistance, increase your fuel bill and decrease the life of your tyres. At Advantage we use state-of-the-art wheel alignment technology to check that your tyres are on the right track. In just a few minutes our in-store techs will provide you with a printout of your vehicles current state of alignment. They will then advise you on the next best move.
Check Your Engine Oil
Old or low engine oil increases friction on the internal engine components, this means your engine has to work harder to create the same level of power, a harder working engine uses more fuel. Most manufacturers will recommend you change your oil every 6 months or 10,000kms for peak efficiency and engine health.
Check Your Air Filter
When your air filter is dirty or blocked your engine is starved of one of its main components for combustion… air! As a result, it compensates for the lack of air by using more fuel! Not only does a dirty or blocked air filter increase fuel consumption, but it can also cause excessive internal wear and decrease your engine’s lifespan. Your air filter should be replaced every 12 months.
Ensure Your Car is Running at it’s Most Efficient With Our Free 8-Point Health Check
By booking in for our free 8 Point Health Check, our friendly team will assess all of the above for you, as well as inspect your tyre tread depth, wiper blades, and headlight condition and confirm your car battery has plenty of sparks. Plus we’ll adjust your tyre pressure for you.
*Based on fuel prices as at May 2022 and travelling 20,000km per year.