Monthly Archives: August 2008
Posted on August 26, 2008 by kevinJust got done doing a radio interview at 93.1 WIBC in Indianapolis. During the interview, we discussed some money saving tips that all car owners need to know about. Here is a recap as well as a few others which we did not have time for in the interview... 1. Gas Myths - Don't worry about when you buy your gas or how fast you pump it. Always buy the lowest octane gas that your owners manual recommends. If you have an older car and experience pinging then stepping up in octane may help. Higher compression performance engines do require a higher octane due to the increased compression ratio present in the engine. Read More... 2. Oil Changes - Again, follow your owners manual to keep your warranty valid, but if you do switch to a synthetic oil, consider extending your oil change interval to 5,000 to 7,500 miles. The newer synthetics can handle a higher drain interval and your wallet with thank you since the oil is much more expensive that regular petrolium based oil. Check out our oil section... 3. Winterizing your car - Do get your coolant checked for it's freeze point. Coolant slowly loses it's ability to prevent freezing and corrosion. Your mechanic can test the coolant and recommend if you need to change it before the winter frost hits. Remember to check your tires, and your spare to make sure it is aired up and in good condition. The fall is a good time to wax your car to protect it from the road salt and chemicals used on the roads. If your current coat of wax does not bead water, get a fresh coat of wax on there. More Winter Tips... 4. How you drive - Your attitude and driving manners can save you money at the pump. Avoid aggressive driving, look ahead and avoid stop and go driving when possible. When approaching a red light, coast in and try to time the light to avoid having to come to a full stop. Drive like a big rig driver, anticipate and your gas mileage will improve. For more gas saving tips, join our mailing list and get a free copy of our gas saving Ebook.
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