Fuel Economy

How to Get Your Vehicle Road Trip Ready

Get Road Trip Ready Once you decide to take a road trip you need to make sure your vehicle is ready and safe. You can go to your mechanic and ask him to do a pre-trip maintenance check.  In this article we will cover a few of the important reasons.  To begin with it improves your performance, keeps you safe, saves you money and gives you peace of mind. . Oil You will want to be sure that your oil has been changed and that your filters are in good shape.  By changing your oil on a regular basis it improves the...


Fuel Economy & Refuel Records

With many options for keeping track of your fuel use, there shouldn’t be a reason not to. Some of the popular methods are the use of personalized spreadsheets, downloadable forms, tracking applications, and websites. There are also already so many reasons to keep a record of your fuel spending such as tax, calculating MPG, budgeting, keeping track of miles driven, etc. Reasons to Record Taxes – You may already be a receipt saver for all your other purchases so why not add this into your procedure. If you’re not this would be a great way to start and allow you to...


Self-Check: Six Fluids Guide

You may be here because you want to be more independent or wanting to gain more knowledge about the maintenance of your vehicle. This guide is a good place to start. Most of these processes should be integrated into your personal maintenance schedule as they are often forgotten even though it’s mentioned in your vehicle’s manual. Below are the six main fluids you should be checking. Before checking your vehicle the most important step is making sure you have turned off the engine and given it enough time to cool down. Some of these fluids are under high heat and pressure and can...