Fuel Efficiency Tips

  • By Staff Writer
  • 12 Nov, 2015

Getting the most bang for your buck at the pump

At a time when gas prices can be way up one month and way down the next, improving your fuel efficiency means you can get the most from each trip to the fuel pump no matter the cost of fuel.  Follow some of these simple tips to make sure you squeeze every last mile from your fuel tank:
  1. Stay away from speeding, rapid acceleration and braking
  2. Use your cruise control  to maintain a constant speed on the highway
  3. Replacing a clogged air filter on an older vehicle with a carbureted engine can improve both, fuel economy and acceleration by a few percentage points under normal replacement conditions
  4. Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4%; Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%
  5. Checking and adjusting the pressure of your tires once a month can increase a car’s fuel efficiency by up to 3%
  6. You can improve your gas mileage by 1%–2% by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil
  7. Plan your trips routes; y ou will essentially cut distance traveled and fuel usage in half by making all your stops at once, instead of taking lots of short round trips.
  8. Carpool when possible to  relieve  traffic congestion and share the cost of fuel
  9. Removing 100 pounds of stuff from your trunk could increase fuel efficiency by 2%
  10. If driving at 60 miles per hour or more, keep the windows up.  Open windows create a lot of aerodynamic drag, which can lower your fuel efficiency when driving at high speeds
  11. It is good to get into the habit of changing up to a higher gear as soon as you can. Higher gears are more economical in terms of fuel consumption
By Staff Writer 02 Dec, 2015
Tis the season for traveling for many people, and we are your one-stop for fueling your vehicle and yourself.  Top off your tank, then stop into our convenience store for an energy drink, soda, or coffee.  If you're hungry, we've got tons of snacks to get you over the river and through the woods.  

Stop by Maumelle Exxon today!
By Staff Writer 12 Nov, 2015
At a time when gas prices can be way up one month and way down the next, improving your fuel efficiency means you can get the most from each trip to the fuel pump no matter the cost of fuel.  Follow some of these simple tips to make sure you squeeze every last mile from your fuel tank:
  1. Stay away from speeding, rapid acceleration and braking
  2. Use your cruise control  to maintain a constant speed on the highway
  3. Replacing a clogged air filter on an older vehicle with a carbureted engine can improve both, fuel economy and acceleration by a few percentage points under normal replacement conditions
  4. Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4%; Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%
  5. Checking and adjusting the pressure of your tires once a month can increase a car’s fuel efficiency by up to 3%
  6. You can improve your gas mileage by 1%–2% by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil
  7. Plan your trips routes; y ou will essentially cut distance traveled and fuel usage in half by making all your stops at once, instead of taking lots of short round trips.
  8. Carpool when possible to  relieve  traffic congestion and share the cost of fuel
  9. Removing 100 pounds of stuff from your trunk could increase fuel efficiency by 2%
  10. If driving at 60 miles per hour or more, keep the windows up.  Open windows create a lot of aerodynamic drag, which can lower your fuel efficiency when driving at high speeds
  11. It is good to get into the habit of changing up to a higher gear as soon as you can. Higher gears are more economical in terms of fuel consumption
By Staff Writer 11 Sep, 2015
At Maumelle Exxon, honesty isn't just the best policy, it's the only policy. The main concern customers have with auto repair is that they aren't an expert at it and they don't know who to trust. We pride ourselves on our honesty and trustworthiness. We know if we shoot straight with our customers and give them honest quotes, they'll come back to us for all their car repair needs. We have lifetime customers because they know we stand behind our work and never mislead or lie to our customers. If you're looking for car repairs and don't know who to trust, come visit our team at Maumelle Exxon. You'll be glad you did!
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