3 Vehicle Gas Tips

Troy Auto Glass is environmentally conscious, and we love to share ways our customers can save time and money and avoid inconvenience. These gas tips can help prevent premature wear and improve the mileage of your vehicle. If you are a business owner with a fleet, implementing these tips can add up to significant savings.

Clean Gas

Fill up at a reputable gas station that is on a regular schedule for changing their pump filters. If you happen to see a tanker replenishing the gas at your favorite station, come back the next day or go to a different station. Residue on the bottom of the tank is stirred up with the new gas pouring in, and you don't want this stuff in your gas tank.

Fill the Tank

There are several benefits to keeping a fuel tank full. It can help prevent condensation from forming in your gas tank. In the winter, this condensation can freeze causing car trouble. A full tank can also help prevent premature wear of your fuel pump, which has to work harder when gas is low. And of course, if you get stuck in a traffic jam or inclement weather, you don't have to stress out about the possibility of running out of gas.

Monitor Gas Mileage

Fill up your tank. Reset your trip odometer. If your vehicle is not equipped with a trip odometer, write down the master odometer mileage. Drive your car as usual until the gas tank is about half way full. Fill up your tank again, and write down how much gas it took to fill the tank. Read your trip odometer or calculate the difference between your previous master odometer reading and your new one. Divide how many miles you drove by how many gallons it took to fill up your car. The result is your average miles per gallon (mpg). Repeat this process every couple of months to monitor your gas mileage. If you notice that you are getting fewer miles per gallon, bring your car to a reliable mechanic to diagnose and resolve the problem.