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Fight Soaring Gas Costs With Auto Maintenance: Get Fuel Fit At TIRECRAFT

To help consumers fight soaring gas costs, today’s post reviews fuel economy tips from the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, then explains how to “Get Fuel Fit” for less at your local TIRECRAFT.

Read on to learn some high-value tips for better fuel efficiency, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to get started straight away.

Soaring Fuel Costs Reinforce The Value Of Auto Maintenance

According to a June 1 report from the Toronto Star, the average price for gas in Ontario has now reached $2.03 per litre, continuing the record-breaking, budget-breaking streak that began in January, and putting us more than $0.25/litre above the price of gas in Alberta (Murphy, 2022).

And if you’re planning to wait out fuel inflation, be ready for disappointment.

“There’s no real relief on the horizon,” warned Dan McTeague, gas expert and president of Canadians for Affordable Energy. “A supply shortage looms.”

With no relief in sight, many Canadians are now looking for ways to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient. If you’ve already got fuel-efficient, low rolling resistance (LRR) tires installed (which can save up to 4% at the pumps!), and you’ve adjusted your driving habits, coasting to stops and gently accelerating as much as possible, the next step is to optimise your auto maintenance—and your local TIRECRAFT is here to help.

Get Fuel Fit: Auto Maintenance Services That Improve Gas Mileage

  • Keep your tire pressure topped up. “The air in your tires supports 95% of your vehicle’s weight,” states the Tire and Rubber Association (TRAC) fuel-fitness guide. “Improperly inflated tires can impact everything from ride quality to fuel efficiency and performance.”

    To maintain optimal fuel efficiency, consult your vehicle’s information placard and make sure your tire pressure meets these recommendations. If you need a portable compressor, hand-held pressure gauge, or a professional top-up, our auto maintenance team can help.

  • Change your oil and air filters regularly. “Regularly changing your filter will make sure your engine is getting clean oxygen for the process that converts fuel into power, improving your fuel efficiency in the process,” states TRAC research. We change both as part of every seasonal auto maintenance service.
  • Get your wheels aligned. Misalignments can decrease gas mileage by up to 10%, as misaligned tires drag, forcing the engine to work harder. Our auto maintenance experts recommend booking wheel alignments after 20,000km or 12 months of driving.
  • Keep your brakes in shape. Braking affects fuel economy, and the worse off they are, the more you’ll have to pay at the pumps. Our auto maintenance experts recommend booking a brake service after 20,000km or 12 months of driving—whichever comes first.

Get A Free Quote On Auto Maintenance: Contact TIRECRAFT

To set up an auto maintenance schedule and get a free quote on any service, contact your local TIRECRAFT. We offer all the recommended auto maintenance services under one roof, along with all of the most fuel-efficient tires on the market, and we can help you save even more on your annual upkeep with our customer loyalty program and seasonal auto maintenance promotions.

References

Murphy, A. (2022, June 1). Daily gas price check: ‘No real relief on the horizon,’ warns expert. The Toronto Star.

TRAC. (2017). Get Fuel Fit. Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

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