Fuel Savings Tips

Can Servicing Improve Your MPG?

It's frustrating when a car can't go as far as it should, or the mileage seems to have decreased over time. The mistake that many people make is ignoring what they think they cannot control. This couldn't be further from the truth, and the fact is that you could improve your car's functionality and get it pushing that much further when you're on the road. How? Well, it's actually very simple.

Servicing your vehicle regularly can improve your MPG and help you run a more efficient operation. This is because our Mazda Certified Technicians do a 32-point inspection every time you come into our service drive. This ensures that everything is moving smoothly, and this will also improve the MPG as the engine runs more efficiently.

Check List For Maximizing Your MPGs


Tire Pressure

Your tires will lose air naturally, and so you need to ensure that they are topped up every month. This isn't just for the health of your Tire, but also reduces the rolling resistance of the road. What this means is that fuel efficiency is increased.

Buy The Right Tires

Did you know that tires account for 20% of your fuel consumption! This is because it will clearly outline the fuel efficiency, wet grip, and noise of each tire. Using a low rolling resistance can reduce fuel consumption by 5-7%!

Clean The Fuel System

The tank needs treatment too, and this is an inexpensive way to increase the MPG. Deposits build up in the fuel tank over time, causing things like engine surges and loss of power. Fuel system cleaners will remove the deposits without damaging your vehicle and will boost the MPG because it will run more efficiently after cleaning.

Check Wheel Alignment

This is important for your overall safety, as well as to ensure that the tires are spinning correctly on the axis. Correct wheel alignment will reduce the rolling resistance on the road, which we have already learned it vital for improving the MPG.
Following Your Mazda Recommended Service Schedule

-6 months or 7,500 miles. Replace the engine oil and oil filter; lubricate all locks and hinges. Rotate tires every 7,500 miles.
-12 months or 15,000 miles. Replace the engine oil and oil filter; inspect the disc brakes; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-18 months or 22,500 miles. Replace the engine oil and oil filter; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-24 months or 30,000 miles. Replace the engine oil and oil filter; inspect the fuel lines and hoses; inspect the brake lines, hoses, and connections; inspect the disc brakes; inspect the steering operation and linkages; inspect the front and rear suspension, ball joints, and wheel bearing axial play; inspect the driveshaft dust boots; tighten the bolts and nuts on chassis and body; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-30 months or 37,500 miles. Inspect the drive belts; replace the engine oil and oil filter; replace air filter; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-36 months or 37,500 miles. Replace engine oil and oil filter; inspect disc brakes; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-42 months or 52,500 miles. Replace engine oil and oil filter; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-48 months or 60,000 miles. Replace engine oil and oil filter; inspect fuel lines and hoses; inspect hoses and tubes for emissions; inspect brakes lines, hoses, and connections; inspect disc brakes; inspect steering operation and linkages; front and rear suspension, ball joints, and wheel bearing axial play; inspect driveshaft dust boots; tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body; lubricate all locks and hinges.
-75,000 miles. Audibly inspect the engine valve clearance and adjust if noisy. Replace spark plugs.

OTHER SERVICE NEEDS
Engine coolant. Replace at first 120,000 miles or 10 years and then every 60,000 miles or 5 years.
Exhaust system and heat shields. Inspect every 45,000 miles or 5 years.
Cabin air filter. Replace every 25,000 miles or 2 years.


In Summary

The good news is that your MPG can be improved quite impressively. The even better news is that we are here to offer you reliable and professional Mazda Service in South Bend, Indiana. With affordable pricing and a thorough inspection of your vehicle, you'll leave feeling more confident in your vehicle and offer you greater peace of mind.


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    South Bend, IN 46637

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