Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:36
With the price of gasoline high and rising, America’s Auto Show host Tom Torbjornsen says motorists can do several things to improve their mileage. He says some people find it hard to believe, but keeping tires fully inflated is one of the most important things.
“Low tire pressure results in high rolling resistance, and high rolling resistance translates into more work the engine has to do. Keep the air filter fresh and new every 12,000 miles. Keep the oil fresh in it. A lot of times I like to switch over from conventional oil to synthetic oil and transmission fluid because it’s less resistant.”
Torbjornsen says he recommends changing the oil every 3,000 miles because, even though some manufacturers say you can go longer between oil changes, its gets thicker as it gets older and that also makes the engine work harder and burn more gas. He predicts the price at the pump will reach $5 a gallon before it starts coming down again. He appeared Monday on the WNPV talk program Comment Please by Univest.”