As the rising prices of gas have hit our wallets hard, many customers have asked what they can do to get better gas mileage. I think that question would be better asked this way: What can we do to ensure that our automobiles are getting the same gas mileage they did when they were brand new?
Let’s first look at what can cause bad gas mileage. Simple things like a dirty air filter, past due on oil changes, worn spark plugs, dirty fuel injectors, and under inflated tires are just a few items that may affect your gas mileage. There are also more complex problems like weak oxygen sensors, bad mass air flow sensors, and vacuum leaks that can contribute to decreased fuel efficiency. Most of these can cause the check engine light to come on. However, if they are only starting to go bad, the check engine light may not come on. It is best to have your computer analyzed at least once a year for any problems that might be beginning…problems that may be indicated by small decrease in gas mileage. Professional Automotive has invested in the latest, state of the art test equipment than can thoroughly examine the health of the computer in your automobile and provide you with a print out of the test results*. For the Month of MAY we are giving away a FREE GAS MILEAGE examination to all customers who bring in this coupon!