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In today's world, we understand that saving money on gas is probably one of your top priorities. We've worked hard to come up with a list of ways that you can save fuel over time, and immediately. The key to this practice is preventive maintenance on your vehicle. By doing what you are supposed to, and keeping up with it, you will always save money on fuel and many other items on your vehicle. Proper engine maintenance can save you up to 165 gallons of gas per year, resulting in a savings of around $600. That's about the same as your economic stimulus check.

GREEN SERVICES WE OFFER

Rotations

Keeping your tires rotated will keep your tires rolling at a more even rate on the front and the rear. The longer your tires are stay perfectly round, the less rolling-resistance they will have, which increases fuel mileage.

Air Pressure

Checking your tires air pressure regularly is crucial when attempting to save fuel. If your tires are under-inflated, your vehicle will have to work harder to spin them. This means that you should keep your tires at the maximum recommended air pressure (found on the placard on the inside of the driver's door, NOT on the tire) in order to get maximum fuel mileage.

Alignment

We recommend checking your alignment once or twice a year, and always after you hit a pothole, curb, or have an accident. When your vehicle is out of alignment, it usually causes the tires to tilt in or out, which causes tires to wear unevenly over time. It's very important that your tires wear evenly to maximize their performance, and save you money on fuel.

Battery Drop-off

You can return your old batteries at Robertson Tire. We'll make sure that the lead and components it contains do not find their way into our natural ecosystem.

GREEN PRODUCTS WE OFFER

Nitrogen

Robertson Tire offers nitrogen at a very low price to consumers. Rather than filling your tires with regular air, we recommend using nitrogen. Nitrogen is less likely to seap through the rubber over time. Regular air typically loses a pound or more every month, especially in extreme temperatures. This means that by using nitrogen, your tire pressure will remain more constant, and your fuel mileage will improve.

Air Filter

A great place to start saving fuel is by replacing your vehicle's air filter. Always choose the higher performance, more premium air filter option if you are looking to save gas. The higher quality the filter, the easier air flow will pass through, and the less your engine will have to work to burn fuel.

BG 44K Power Enhancer

BG 44K® Power Enhancer® safely, rapidly and thoroughly removes engine deposits in combustion chambers, intake manifolds, ports and on valves. It restores flow in fuel injectors and cleans the entire fuel system. BG 44K® Power Enhancer® improves fuel economy and reduces exhaust emissions. It restores that “like new” driveability to an engine’s performance and keeps it running better, longer and more efficiently. Add one can or bottle to fuel tank at fill up.

BG Services and Flushes

Robertson Tire offers premium BG products on all of our flush services. Visit our flushes page here: http://www.robertson-tire.com/flushes.htm. In order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently, it is important to keep your fluids clean and new over time. Anything you can do to make it easier on your engine to work will save fuel in the longrun. BG Services is a great place to start.

FUEL-SAVING TIPS

Slow down

That extra ten miles an hour over the speed limit might save you a few minutes on your commute, but it won't save you any money at the pump. In fact, your gas mileage decreases exponentially with your speed, so try leaving a few minutes earlier in the morning becausedriving 62 mph vs 75 mpps will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.

Ditch the cargo

An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle can reduce your fuel economy by 2%. The more weight you haul, the more gas your vehicle uses to propel it. Schedule times to clean your car, like every time you bring it to the car wash, to keep your car light.

Cut the A/C at low speeds

Using your air conditioner at lower speeds forces your engine to use up to 20% more fuel, so keep the windowns down while driving around town. At high speeds, however, having the windows down creates drag, so you'll save more fuel by keeping the A/C on and athe windows up.

GREEN TIRES WE OFFER

Michelin Tires

Michelin makes some of the most fuel-efficient tires, which will save you money at the pump. Visit this web site to learn how each Michelin tire can save you money! http://www.michelinman.com/green Any tire that carries the official "Green X" logo is guaranteed to have a higher level of fuel-efficiency.

The Goodyear Fuel Max

Helps reduce energy loss as the tire rolls to save up to 2,600 miles worth of gas over the life of a set of four tires. This tire carries a 65,000 miles warranty.

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