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Fuel Saving Tips

Maintain your Engine

Remember to get your throttle body/choke cleaned out every 30,000 miles or so. Carbon deposits build up in the throttle body, decreasing the amount of available air/recycled gas which creates poor idle and poor performance over time. A bottle of cleaner is usually under $4 and 30 minutes of your time. Also, synthetic oil helps out. If possible, switch to all synthetic 0W-##. The W stands for winter, not weight, and given the majority of drivers who drive in normally warm environments, the 0W-## will help for easier start ups since the oil is so thin. (You can save yearly of $20-$40. I know it ain't much, but squeezing every penny from your car while not hurting its performance is no brainer).

posted by SarsMan on July 7, 2011

this tip works for 45% of voting Fuelly members.

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