In our previous post, we discussed several potential reasons your car might not be operating on the same amount of gas it used to. If you find your car is burning through fuel faster than your wallet can afford, be sure to bring it into the auto repair professionals at Metric Motors! In the meantime, here are a few more reasons why your car might have terrible gas mileage:
- Your driving habits: If you have a bad habit of pushing the pedal to the metal to accelerate, you’re burning through fuel faster than you should be. The same problem occurs when you rev your engine. Sure, it sounds cool, but it’s terrible for your gas tank!
- Bad fuel injectors: If your fuel injectors aren’t working as they should, you’ll see the results in your gas tank. Fuel injectors are in charge of putting fuel into the engine. If there is a leak of any kind, less fuel can make it to the engine.
- Idling the car: When you sit in a parking lot with the car running, you are wasting gas. Your car only takes about 30 seconds to heat up, so don’t leave it running for five minutes during those Loveland winters. Be sure to turn your car off when waiting for someone outside as well.
If you don’t know what’s causing you to use up so much gas, bring your car into Metric Motors! Our auto repair specialists can help find the source of the problem and fix it for you. Stop in today; your car and your wallet will thank you!