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29 Jul 2017

Save Money with Routine Vehicle Maintenance.


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Posted By Norma J.

Many vehicle owners are interested in saving money. There are some simple ways to stretch your dollar at the pump and also protect the environment. Taking care of routine vehicle maintenance is one of those ways. Some drivers don't realize that fuel efficiency is directly related to car maintenance, whether it's good or bad.

The car maintenance provider you choose can make a big difference in the quality of service. The experts at Rum River can help you follow the manufacturer's car maintenance schedule outlined in your owner's manual. Your vehicle may be the 2nd largest investment you make. Protect your investment with regular scheduled maintenance to ensure you:

6 Vehicle Maintenance Tips to help you save money:

> Regular Tune-Ups: Regular tune ups can improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
> Correct Tire Pressure: Keeping the correct air pressure in your tires can improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
> The Right Motor Oil: Using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer can improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent
> Change the Air Filter: Replacing a clogged air filter can improve fuel economy, performance, and acceleration.
> Tighten the Gas Cap: A damaged, loose or missing gas cap allow gass to vaporize into the air.
> Fix what's wrong: Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent.

There are several other ways that drivers can increase fuel efficiency (thereby saving money) in their vehicle:

> Modify driving habits (observe the speed limit and avoid quick stops and starts),
> Consolidate trips,
> Avoid excessive idling, and
> Remove unnecessary items from the trunk.

Looking for quality vehicle maintenance services? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive by calling (763) 389-3811, or go on-line at for more information about car maintenance and other services. Since 1997, our auto repair shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca and Zimmerman, MN.


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