How To Increase Gas Mileage - Hybrid Car, Diesel Car Or HHO Gas Car
Kit Or a Tune Up
By NorCalCars Guest writer Pete Marks
Increase gas mileage now with a hybrid or diesel fuel car. That is not an option
for many people. A new car may be beyond the reach of the typical person. A new
diesel car could set you back 20 thousand dollars. A hybrid car will set you
back just as much and many people wonder if hybrid technology is a proven
technology. What can a person do to improve gas mileage with their current
When was the last time you had a tuneup on your car? When you purchase a new car
it probably has come with a tune up and a complete detail. If you have had your
car for more than a few years and you do not know when it has had its last tune
up then you could increase gas mileage if you do a tune up!
Maintain your Car
Most tune ups will replace spark plugs, wires, points, a clogged fuel filter a
dirty oil filter or more. It all depends on what the mechanic finds during the
engine diagnosis. If your car has had a noticeable decrease in gas mileage your
mechanic may even find a faulty oxygen sensor. A thorough tuneup may set you
back several hundred dollars but most are less. The price of the tuneup should
be offset by savings in fuel and you should notice an increase in gas mileage,
better performance, acceleration and horsepower. In the long term a tuned
engine will run longer and perform better.
Don't take an engine tuneup lightly. When you replace a faulty oxygen sensor you
could increase gas mileage up to 40%. If your air filter was dirty and it is
replaced you could improve gas mileage up to 10%. It is not uncommon at an oil
change to have the technician changing your oil to point out you have a dirty
air filter. Even an air filter that looks clean can be dirty. Just as a
guideline my filter gets replaced about every 6000 to 9000 miles, about every
other oil change.
Tire pressure is often overlooked. Often oil pressure is checked at an oil
change but with newer cars specifying an oil change at 7000 miles this can be
too long between checking tire pressure. It is best to check tire pressure at
least monthly. You can buy a good tire pressure gauge at your local automotive
store. Think of it as a safety gauge and an investment. Proper air pressure in
your tires will result in a safer ride and maximize the life of your tires. The
ultimate benefit is that you will save fuel extend the life of your tires and
increase gas mileage by 2-3%.
HHO - Increase Gas Mileage and Performance
Now you may be asking yourself what is HHO gas. HHO gas has been around for a
while but now it is becoming more popular with those who are looking for
serious gas additives that increase gas mileage. HHO gas is produced from a HHO
fuel cell and many consider this as hydrogen on demand or a hydrogen fuel cell.
An HHO gas car kit
may set you back several hundred dollars and may be well worth it. This
technology works with gasoline and diesel cars. If you have been fortunate to
stumble across HHO technology you may have seen it in the news or found it a
car forum. Many backyard mechanics are making their own home made HHO fuels
cells and are not only using them on cars but trucks, motorcycles, riding
lawnmowers even electric hybrid cars! Many of the more reliable sources are
seeing a gas mileage increase of 15 – 40%. The many claims of HHO gas is that
it improves gas mileage, increases horsepower and produces a quieter and
smoother running engine.
If a new diesel car or hybrid car is out of the question and you have had a
recent tune up for your car you are probably getting the best gas mileage
possible. If a new high mileage car is out of the question you may want to
consider HHO gas to save fuel and increase gas mileage.