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Modern technology and systems certainly help new vehicles deliver exceptional efficiency. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find fuel efficiency in used cars. Our service technicians at Lyon-Waugh Auto Group have a few tips to help you get the best gas mileage out of your vehicle.

Are Used Vehicles More Efficient?

It’s a common myth that vehicles lose their fuel efficiency as they age. When your vehicle gets older it naturally starts to wear down.

In fact, many auto parts are built with a limited lifespan to ensure that you replace them before your vehicle becomes unsafe to drive. If you keep up with routine maintenance and necessary part replacements, you can keep your vehicle running like new and, in turn, keep its impressive fuel economy too.

How Does Maintenance Help?

When your vehicle isn’t performing optimally, it forces your engine to work harder than necessary. This increases your fuel consumption which, naturally, decreases your fuel economy.

Your engine oil, for example, is designed to reduce the friction caused by the moving parts of your engine. It also helps keep it clean. Over time, it becomes too dirty and thick, reducing its efficiency. With routine oil changes, you can keep your oil fresh and keep your engine running smoothly.

Why Has My Gas Mileage Become So Bad?

Outside of skipping routine maintenance, there are a number of other factors that can deplete your fuel.

  • Your using the wrong engine oil
  • You let your car idle too much
  • You drive too aggressively
  • Your tires are underinflated

We have a vast selection of quality used cars for you to choose from at our car dealerships serving Peabody, MA. And, we pride ourselves on a seamless car-buying experience at every one of them. Stop in to your nearest location to get started today!

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