• 7275 Post Rd
    North Kingstown, RI 02852

  • 401-295-7785

Working Hours

    • Monday

      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    • Tuesday

      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    • Wednesday

      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    • Thursday

      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    • Friday

      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    • Saturday

      Closed

    • Sunday

      Closed

HOME

AUTONET TV

Hans Imports: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Posted December 17, 2017 2:41 AM

Most North Kingstown auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Hans Imports, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can North Kingstown drivers actually save?

In today's Hans Imports article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economy driving around RI. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.

 

DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16

The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.

 

DOLLARS PER GALLON$3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

AIR FILTER 10%.30.35.40

Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve economy by up to 40 percent. That's a whopping $1.40 in savings per gallon. Bring your car to Hans Imports in North Kingstown and we'll check your oxygen sensor.

 

DOLLARS PER GALLON$3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

FAULTY O2 SENSOR 40%1.201.401.60


Chances are that if your oxygen sensor is kaput your Check Engine light will come on. Now, there are any number of things that could cause your Check Engine light to come on besides oxygen sensor problems. But if it's on, get it checked out as soon as you can at Hans Imports.

Here's an easy one for North Kingstown auto owners. Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure. That could save you three percent or 11 cents a gallon. Even a little drop in pressure will bring down your economy, so check your tires every week.

 

DOLLARS PER GALLON$3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

TIRE INFLATION 3%.09.11.12

Your vehicle has recommended a specific weight of motor oil. The recommendation is based on engine design and will give you the best protection. Using a heavier weight could cost one to two percent in reduced economy, or up to seven cents a gallon.

Another thing North Kingstown vehicle owners can do to improve that costs nothing is to toss the junk out of our trunks. In other words, clean out the car and stop hauling around non-essentials. Don't treat your vehicle like a storage locker. Dumping 100 pounds of extra weight adds up to a 2% savings at the pump.

So when you tell someone you were going somewhere anyway and they're welcome to come along, that's okay. But if someone tells you they need to come along and it's no harm to you since you were going anyway—well, now you can tell them, “Sorry, dude, but you're an extra fifteen cents a gallon!”

All joking aside, let's all do ourselves a favor and fatten up our wallets by practicing good car care and better driving habits in RI.

Hans Imports
7275 Post Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 295-7785
http://www.hansimports.net

 



Search



Archive

April 2016 (16)
May 2016 (5)
June 2016 (4)
July 2016 (5)
August 2016 (4)
September 2016 (4)
October 2016 (5)
November 2016 (4)
December 2016 (4)
January 2017 (5)
February 2017 (4)
March 2017 (4)
April 2017 (4)
May 2017 (5)
June 2017 (4)
July 2017 (5)
August 2017 (3)
September 2017 (3)
October 2017 (5)
November 2017 (4)
December 2017 (3)
January 2018 (3)

Categories

Air Conditioning (3)Alignment (6)Auto Safety (1)Automotive News (2)Battery (3)Brakes (2)Cabin Air Filter (3)Cooling System (3)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (3)Differential Service (1)Drive Train (4)Exhaust (1)Fluids (3)Fuel Economy (2)Fuel System (10)Headlamps (2)Inspection (1)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (2)Maintenance (14)Monitoring System (1)Older Vehicles (2)Parts (2)Safety (3)Serpentine Belt (1)Service Intervals (3)Service Standards (2)Shocks & Struts (3)Steering (2)Suspension (2)Timing Belt (1)Tires and Wheels (11)Transmission (2)Windshield Wipers (1)

Associations