Fuel costs have risen significantly over the years, but with a few simple maintenance tips from Reliable Hyundai, you can save money each time you step into your vehicle. Read below to learn how to keep your hard-earned cash in your pocket.

Follow these simple tips to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck on the road:

  • Replace your air filter. A dirty engine air filter can cost you up to a 20% reduction in gas mileage
  • Replace your spark plugs. Spark plugs in poor condition can cost you up to an additional 12% fuel economy
  • Change your oil regularly
  • Keep your tires correctly inflated, balanced, and in proper alignment
  • Avoid aggressive driving
  • Drive slower speeds on long trips, and use the cruise control. According to Fueleconomy.gov, each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon for gas
  • Remove excessive weight from the trunk
  • Remove ski, bike or roof racks when not in use
  • Combine errands. Several short trips from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm

Schedule a service appointment with Reliable Hyundai today and we'll make sure your car, truck or SUV is running at peak performance. And remember, a yearly inspection of a few essential parts can mean the difference between peak fuel economy and poor overall MPG; let the experts at Reliable Hyundai keep your vehicle in tip-top condition!

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