February 10th, 2020 by

Summertime is travel time, and during this time of year, many people are concerned about a way to improve their fuel economy. The best thing that you can do to improve fuel economy is to have your car serviced before you head out. Let’s explore some things that affect gas mileage in the summer heat.

Your air conditioner has a big effect on fuel economy. The air conditioner tends to use more fuel in any condition, but if it is not working properly, you will be tempted to turn it up. This makes fuel consumption even worse. If you combine that with dirty oil, a dirty fuel filter, and a clogged air filter, it multiplies this effect and can cost you even more.

Keeping your car in top condition and making sure that you have the right fluids for the season is an important step in getting the best fuel efficiency for your vehicle. Schaumburg drivers make sure to call the professionals at Patrick MINI for their seasonal vehicle checkup.