gas-millegeWith the average price of gas going up in most countries, many motorists are craving a real savings at the pump. Putting some of that savings toward basic auto care can result to more miles per gallon and, in turn, more savings.

The Car Care Council advices car owners to be car care aware and carry out  these five simple steps to improve their  fuel economy and save money.

  1. Check Your Tire Pressure:Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
  2. Use the Right Engine Oil:Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil as recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Change Clogged Air Filters:Changing clogged air filters on older cars can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all cars.
  4. Inspect Engine Performance:Keep your engine woking efficiently and improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
  5. Fix It:Repairing a serious maintenance issue, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can enhance mileage by as much as 40 percent.

To help drivers increase fuel economy and take better care of their vehicles, the Car Care Council gives valuable tools on its website.