Do rising fuel prices make you take a second look at adding a scenic route to your destination? If you consistently evaluate your car’s gas mileage, you are not alone. Luckily, some relatively simple solutions will help with your car’s efficiency and improve its economy. Regular Mercedes Benz service appointments and changes to your driving habits can make a significant difference. You can take those road trips you enjoy while saving money at the pump with some basic care and attention.
What Does a Mercedes Benz Service Include?
When you bring your car in for service, a professional will run a diagnostic check to identify any possible issues with your transmission, engine, throttle or any other mechanical problems to quickly determine your car’s general health. Optional procedures are available to improve your mileage and keep your vehicle operating in top shape. Some of the services include:
- Tire pressure checks and rotations
- Oil Changes
- Air Filter Replacements
How Tires Make a Difference
Your tires are the only thing connecting your car to the road. When you drive with worn tires, not only does it impair your vehicle’s handling, but your tires are more likely to slip, causing your engine to work harder to perform. The tread on your tires is responsible for 35-50 percent of its rolling resistance, which significantly impacts fuel efficiency, according to EnergySaver.gov. Rolling resistance is how your tire overcomes the force of unstable road quality and air drag. Tires with proper air pressure and good condition will positively affect your Mercedes’s fuel economy. Your regular service check will make sure your tires are always ready to roll.
What You Can Do on the Road
One of the primary things you can do to improve your car’s fuel economy is slow down your driving speed. When you drive fast, your engine works harder and burns more fuel. For instance, when you are on the highway, try to reduce your driving speed and keep it at a steady pace. Additionally, when you are at a stop, accelerate slowly to avoid causing stress to your engine and slow down by taking your foot off the gas pedal rather than braking hard. These small practices will make a significant difference to your gas mileage.
How Regular Mercedes Maintenance Can Help
Several factors will cause your vehicle to burn more fuel. Worn spark plugs, dirty engine oil and clogged air filters are all contributors. If your tire pressure is low, your engine must work harder to move your car, causing it to use more fuel. A regular Mercedes service tune-up on your vehicle is essential for your car to run as efficiently as possible. Your vehicle will produce less pollution and your gas mileage will improve.
Schedule a Mercedes Benz Service Appointment Today!
Improve the performance of your vehicle by scheduling your Mercedes Benz service today! European Auto Care uses the latest factory diagnostic tools to evaluate and take care of all your car’s needs to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Contact us today for complete care to keep your Mercedes in stellar condition.