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Petrol Economy: What Car Owners Must Know



Due to the excessive variations in fuel prices, fuel economy has become a serious matter for car owners. Everyone keeps a track of their vehicle’s fuel economy and it’s not something that is evergreen. There are numerous factors that can severely affect the fuel consumption rate of your car.
Let’s discuss some of them:
  •  Worn out piston rings

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Piston ring performs a lot of function, it sure needs proper attention, Improving heat transfer from the piston to the cylinder wall is one of the functions, don’t wait till it gets worn out because this will incur an additional cost of vehicular maintenance.

  •  The choked air intake system

With the right air intake, vehicles can experience increased horsepower but when there is not enough air pumping through the engine, the vehicle consumes more gas to compensate for the lack of oxygen.

  • Bad Oxygen Sensor

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As a vehicle owner, the last thing you want to see is the bright orange “Check Engine” light burning. this sensor keeps your emissions in check and alerts you to when emissions are too excessive.

  • Vigorous acceleration/ speed

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Though it is known that accident occurs when the speed is high, another disadvantage that is attached to it ‘Fuel Reduction’.

  • Usage of inappropriate motor oil

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Is oil really the lifeblood of an engine? Yes, there are many choices when it comes to picking the appropriate oil for your car’s engine and the best way to start is by checking the label on every container of reputable motor oil.

  • Alignment of Tires

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For you to avoid fuel purchase daily you need to put the wheels into consideration because wheel alignment is part of standard car maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of wheels to the car manufacturer specification and the purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without “pulling” to one side). 

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