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COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

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Testimonials

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Car & Truck Care, near Morrisville, PA
    I have been using Makefield Auto for several years now. They have always been able to take care of my car quickly and professionally. The always offer options if I need replacements or additional service. The cost is always as expected, no surprises. My daughter uses Makefield for all her services now too. I highly recommend them!!
    , 08/13/2020

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    Car & Truck Care, near Morrisville, PA
    Ron and the crew at Makefield Auto are the best. Since their inception I have received nothing but professional, prompt, honest, service and the best prices anywhere.
    , 07/23/2020

  • reviewicon10 star service!
    Car & Truck Care, near Morrisville, PA
    The best auto mechanics. I would give this business 10 stars, if I could. Polite, courteous, professional, great communicators, and superb service. Thank you Ron and everyone that works there.
    , 07/22/2020

  • Since the close of the River View Auto Repair in Morrisville, I have been getting my 2008 Honda Element serviced at Makefield Auto Repair and couldn't be more pleased. They have done everything from replacing old shocks (since the car was new, and that is how I found them), air conditioning service and regular tune ups. They even text reminders for service and scheduling which I very much appreciate. Very happy!
    , 06/19/2020

  • reviewiconTrusted Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Morrisville, PA
    Ron and the Makefield team are always thorough and efficient. They recommend needed maintenance and can be trusted not to needlessly add on to the list. They find the best quality parts at lowest prices.
    , 05/15/2020

  • reviewiconRespectful and Honest
    Car & Truck Care, near Morrisville, PA
    Ron is a good man and it's a pleasure to do business with. He treats his clients with respect and takes the time to explain the needed repairs.
    , 04/07/2020