63 E. Main Street, Webster, MA 01570

63 E. Main Street, Webster, MA 01570

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Good Service and Fuel Economy

Automotive Tips
September 26, 20222 min read

Most Webster, Massachusetts auto owners want to save on gas, and asked our advise on improving their vehicle's fuel economy.

Is a Fuel System Cleaning really worth it? YES!

Read on and see how much money can JK Auto Body can save local Webster drivers?

In today's blog post, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s fuel economy driving around Massachusetts. See the potential savings at $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 per gallon cost of gas for doing simple things to your car or truck. Like doing a Complete Automotive Tune-Up at JK Auto Body.

DOLLARS PER GALLON -- $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

TUNE UP = 4% -- $.12 / $.14 / $.16

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 JK Auto Body in Webster and we'll check your oxygen sensor.

DOLLARS PER GALLON -- $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

FAULTY O2 SENSOR = 40% -- $1.20 / $1.40 / $1.60

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 JK Auto Body.

Inflating 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 you 2% percent in reduced economy, or up about eight cents a gallon.

DOLLARS PER GALLON -- $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

BEST MOTOR OIL = 1.5% -- $.06 / $.07 / $.08

Tossing out the junk in your trunk. This costs nothing, and can save as much as an extra 2%. 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.

DOLLARS PER GALLON -- $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00

REMOVE EXTRA JUNK = 2% -- $.06 / $.07 / $.08


JK Auto Body & Glass

JK is a local Worcester County auto body, collision, glass and paint expert located in Webster, Massachusetts on Main Street.

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