Ways to Gain Back Your MPG

Ways to Gain Back Your MPGAre you noticing a drop in your miles per gallon? Are you finding yourself at the gas station more often than ever before? If so, then your vehicle is in need of an MPG Maintenance Boost! It’s possible to gain back MPG. Here is a list of the most common culprits that hurt your MPG.


Give your engine a proper tune up. Simply by replacing the spark plugs and finely tuning the engine, you can increase your MPG by as much as 4%.

Tire Pressure:
Make sure your tires are filled to the proper tire pressure. Filling underinflated tires to proper tire pressure can increase your MPG by 3.3%.

Motor Oil:
Only use the motor oil grade that is recommended by your owner’s manual. Changing from improper oil to recommended oil can increase your MPG by 1 to 2 percent.

Air Filters:
A dirty and clogged air filter will seriously hamper engine performance and MPG. Either replace or clean your air filter in order to improve your MPG, engine performance, and acceleration.

Gas Cap:
A broken, missing, or improperly sealed gas cap will make for lower MPG because gas will vaporize into the air and out of the gas tank.

Oxygen Sensor:

A faulty oxygen sensor will seriously hurt your MPG. Fixing the faulty oxygen sensor can increase your MPG by up to 40%.

If you need help in your quest for more MPG, just stop on by your local Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Our certified technicians will take good care of your vehicle and help you diagnose the source of your MPG problem. If you are due for an oil change, our Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change includes an inspection and replacement of most of the MPG culprits listed above.

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