Albany Auto Repair

Why Is My Car Using So Much Gas?

Have you seen gas prices lately? Every last drop counts!

Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape is important not only for the longevity of your vehicle, but also making sure you aren’t spending more on gas than you should be.


Here in the United States, we spend so much time in our car or truck that we get to know its quirks and how it operates pretty well. 

So when the fuel in the tank doesn’t seem to take you as far as it used to, you notice pretty quickly. There are a lot of things that could be causing this, we will go over some of the big ones.


It could be time for a tune-up. Spark plugs, wires, and ignition coils are all regular maintenance items and will degrade over time. This will cause a loss in power and performance, which could lead to your vehicle using more gas than normal. Typically, if these fail you will also notice your engine running rough as well.


Clogged filters, air filters especially, can cause a major loss of power. These are also part of regular maintenance. We Inspect all the fluids and filters in your vehicle every time it comes into the shop here at Crabtree.


Some things aren’t part of the engine and can still cause bad mileage, such as tires with low pressure. If a tire isn't inflated properly, then it can make it harder for the car to roll down the road. Also if your alignment is bad it can cause not only tire wear, but bad fuel economy.


Clogged exhaust systems: imagine the air filter or intake of a car as you being able to take a breath in. The exhaust system allows your engine to breathe out. If it is clogged, then it won't be able to breathe properly, just like a clogged air filter.


These are just a few of the possibilities that could cause your automobile to use more gas than normal. That’s why we invest in industry-leading equipment to help our expert technicians diagnose and service your vehicle. Don’t wait. If you notice an issue, getting it fixed right away can save you thousands at the pump in the long run.


At Crabtree Automotive, we work on all makes and models, even Diesels. From Honda to Audi and everything in between! So give us a call or schedule an appointment today with the link below.

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