With the seemingly endless increase in the cost of living and never-ending inflation, just about everyone is feeling the pinch and are looking for new and innovative ways to tighten the purse strings. Owning a vehicle can be especially costly, and can be the leading cause of money haemorrhaging, so we decided to let you in on a few industry secrets to ensure you get the extra mile out of your car.
Car Service Dublin
Ok, this may sound like an obvious thing, but a recent report regarding motor vehicle maintenance and repair showed that since 2020, there has been a nationwide decrease in car servicing and an increase in car repairs. Our mechanics in Dublin recommend that you service your car every 12,000 kms to ensure your car's engine and its counterparts remain in good working order. Think of your car as a living organism; if it consumes unhealthy food, then the organism itself will become unwell as it does not have the nutrients it needs to maintain healthy functionality. The same goes for your car if it doesn’t have clean motor oil, or the filters are saturated with debris, then other parts will be starved of the ‘nourishment’ they need to function correctly, which can result in costly repairs.
Maintaining optimal fuel efficiency
We don’t need to tell you that the cost of fuel has increased massively since the Russian and Ukrainian war started, which has put some car owners under tremendous stress, particularly those who deal with high volumes of traffic or have a long commute to work. However, our mechanics in Dublin have a few practical tips that will help with fuel efficiency.
Keep Tires Properly Inflated
Maintaining the correct tire pressure not only enhances fuel efficiency but also extends the life of your tires. Underinflated tires can lead to increased rolling resistance, reducing gas mileage and causing uneven tire wear. Your car tire pressure is determined by their size, and should never be exceeded, or the rubber will stretch, which will result in a necessity for premature tire replacement.
Air Filter Replacements
Air filters act as the ‘lungs’ of your car. Over time, the air filter accumulates dirt and debris, restricting airflow and reducing fuel efficiency. Regularly replace the air filter to keep your engine running smoothly and improve gas mileage. Here at Conlon Pat Motors, we will replace your air filters as part of our car service in Dublin.