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Routine maintenance is, first and foremost, preventative. It is designed to keep your vehicle running efficiently and limits wear and tear. Improved gas mileage is simply an added perk of scheduling regular Honda service appointments at Heritage Honda, and we're here to explain how.  

Engine Tune-Up 

An engine tune-up includes a thorough inspection of your engine. Our technicians are looking for parts with excessive age or wear. Any parts that have become compromised will be replaced. When your engine isn’t running efficiently, your gas mileage will undoubtedly suffer. Depending on your engine’s condition, an engine tune-up can seriously increase your fuel efficiency.  

Oil Change 

Routine oil changes can also help improve your engine’s efficiency, which will improve your gas mileage too. Engine oil isn’t designed to last forever. As it collects contaminants, it gets dirty, prohibiting its ability to clean your engine efficiently.

Plus, it develops a hardened consistency, which restricts its ability to move freely and keep your engine parts lubricated. This is why it’s crucial that it’s regularly flushed from your vehicle and replaced.  

Tire Inspection 

Your tires can also influence your gas mileage. Underinflated tires spread out more on a road as you drive. This increases your contact points with the road, which magnifies friction and drag. Thus, your engine needs more energy to propel your vehicle forward and, in turn, your vehicle consumes more fuel.

Routine tire rotations are also important to keep your tires from wearing unevenly, which also diminishes fuel efficiency.  

Is your vehicle due for routine maintenance? Or do you want to make sure all pertinent parts are in top shape? Contact our Honda dealership serving Baltimore, MD to schedule an appointment. You’ll see a difference in your vehicle’s efficiency as well as your fuel efficiency, too!

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