To make sure your car is running at it’s best and most cost effective, try these 3 tips below:

Don’t just stop at any gas station- Check to see if the gas station offers top tier gas. Top tier gas means that an engine cleaning detergent has been added to the gasoline, even in the cheap stuff. Places such as Chevron, Conoco, Exxon, and Mobil (among many other top tier gas stations) sell top tier gas. A study from AAA found that non-top tier gasoline caused 19 times more engine deposits than Top Tier brands after 4,000 miles of simulated driving.

Don’t carry junk in your trunk- You may think that carrying around a few t-shirts, mugs, boxes, or equipment in your trunk or cab won’t affect your gas at all. Not true! When things pile up, weight starts to add onto your vehicle. Pulling extra weight means burning more gas. Make sure to clean out your car every month.

Don’t let your tank run empty- Studies show that running your tank on empty can actually damage your vehicle’s fuel pump. Basically, whatever gas that is left over in your tank acts as a coolant for the electric fuel pump motor. When your tank is almost empty, the fuel pump sucks in air causing the pump to overheat and become damaged.

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