Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Montville knows this makes sense.
Some of us in the Montville area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.
Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of French fries on the floor.
All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and Montville, and everywhere else.
Lose the junk and save some money.
...And you really only need one of those spare tires.
Posted in the Fuel System category
Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Wayne
Posted April 22, 2011 12:01 PM
There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Wayne NJ, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Wayne streets.
Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.
The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal'. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
Go a little slower on the freeway to Pequannock. Once you're going more than sixty-five miles an hour your fuel economy starts to drop dramatically. Leave early so you don't need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speed uses less gas.
Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands.
Hey at current gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot.
This fuel saving tip is so simple, no one from here to Maywood will believe it. It has to do with your gas cap.
The first thing is to make sure it's screwed on tight. If it's loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out; wasted gas.
And air will get in and that can cause your oxygen sensor to read incorrectly and the oxygen sensor will tell the engine management computer to adjust the fuel-air mix and, well, you get the picture; you'll be burning more gas around Maywood than you need to.
This could cause the check engine light to come on as well.
A worn gas cap can have the same effect. If you constantly smell gas when you walk by your tank, you might need a new gas cap.
So, twist your cap until it clicks three times – that means it's on tight. Have your Maywood area service advisor at Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works inspect the cap to see if it needs to be replaced.
See, I told you it was simple.
Don't forget to call Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works at 973-709-1115 for an appointment to optimize your sedan for better fuel economy. Ask us about headlamp replacement.
Posted in the Fuel System category
Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel In Saddle Brook
Posted April 8, 2011 11:35 AM
Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Saddle Brook area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to get from Wayne to Saddle Brook.
Always check your tire pressure when you gas up at one of our local Saddle Brook service stations. If they're low – even just a little bit – bring them up to proper pressure. There's a sticker on the inside of your driver's door that gives the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure.
And don't rely on your tire pressure monitoring system to alert you to when you need more air. The TPMS system is set to warn you when pressure drops twenty percent below recommendations. That's severely under inflated and you needed more air a long time ago. And if you have a slow leak – get it fixed right away at Bob Crevaux's Wayne Auto Works.
Get some air and save some gas.
Posted in the Tires and Wheels category
Fuel Saving Tip: Check Engine Light
Posted April 1, 2011 10:37 AM
A question for our Wayne NJ motorists: How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light?
Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. When your check engine light comes on get it checked at a capable Wayne NJ service station.
Many conditions that cause the check engine light to come on affect fuel economy. Some very dramatically.
Always make sure you tighten your gas cap until it clicks. A loose gas cap can cause a false sensor reading that'll make the check engine light come on.
If your date's eyes are smoldering in the reflected glow of the check engine light, try to think of all the gas money you'll save by getting it fixed. Give us a call when you are ready: 973-709-1115