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How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage For Your Car
Fuel economy can be increased if you perform regular car maintenance, pay attention to the Check Engine Light, and reduce your idling time.

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Buying a high mileage car and I am on a tight budget.
Hi there. When it comes to buying a pre owned vehicle, you will want to check the vehicle out for the condition it is in. Check all of the suspension, steering, brakes, running condition, and the tires. If the engine...
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Poor gas mileage 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Hello - if your car passed emissions testing, and the Check Engine light is NOT on, your vehicle is at least passing the on-board diagnostics. Many other factors can affect fuel mileage however, tire pressure, clogged fuel filter, short trips...
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Incorrect odometer mileage on dashboard
Hello. Yes, you can have your odometer reset. Keep in mind it will only be closer to accurate if you haven't been keeping record of what it should be. This is not something that can be done at home or...
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Is 182K miles on 08 Jeep Commander with hemi a problem to worry? (a lot of highway-30K/year for 5 years.)
Hi there. The hemi engines are designed to run for about 300K miles before needing any rebuilding. If the engine is running strong and has no problems, then I would not worry about the engine. I would, however, check the...
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Does using heat burn extra fuel?
Hey there. The heater in the car only requires the use of the heater blower to blow hot air out of the heater case. The heat is generated by blowing hot air across the heater core inside the A/C blower...
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My gas mileage has dropped to 22 mpg, what could be the cause?
When a vehicle gets poor fuel economy, it's typically due to an electrical sensor that is faulty, such as the oxygen sensors, the air fuel ratio sensor, dirty fuel injectors, or the throttle body being dirty. Driving habits can also...
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My car's fuel efficiency is poor and it starts rough
There is a valve that is by the fuel neck next to the fuel filler inlet that measures the fumes from the gas cap and related areas. This valve is known as the EVAP purge solenoid valve. This valve controls...
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I want to replace the cluster panel. Now does the mileage be stored in cluster panel or in computer. I am getting a used panel.
Hi there. Remove the dash panel cover and take out the gauge cluster. Check to see if the odometer is electronic and see if there is a little cover. If there is a cover to the case, then remove the...
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Where is the instrument panel to find the trip reset button to press and hold in order to reset the trip mileage?
Hi there. When resetting the trip mileage on your vehicle, look at the steering wheel and just behind it is the instrument panel (the part that has all of the gauges). Look on the instrument panel for a black small...
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How do I get my car's miles to show on the dash while the car is on?
Your car has a multi function display that can show mileage, trip mileage, service intervals, and other information. It sound like you may be having difficulty getting it to display what you want. Your car will either have buttons on...
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My Toyota Avensis 2006 has had a dramatic Fall in MPG - pre and post-service
Hi there: There are multiple reasons why recent service might negatively impact fuel economy on newer vehicles. As the vehicle continues to operate, the ECU (engine control unit or module) continues to learn and make adjustments to ignition timing, fuel...
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with a 14.5 gal tank, i'm getting about 240 miles, what?????
Your vehicle is EPA rated at 23 MPG in city driving and 30 MPG in highway driving. You have stated that you are able to travel 240 miles and your tank capacity is 14.5 gallons. Assuming that you refill the...
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My car has done 37,500 miles service but it only has 33,300 miles, what kind of maintenance do I need?
The maintenance reminder system is not strictly mileage based. If 12 months elapse, without an intervening re-set, the light will come on simply because the engine oil should be changed at 12 months even if the 7,500 mileage interval for...
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My car has a fuel injector problem, how can I free myself from this problem?
Hi there: In most cases, the symptoms you're describing are related to fuel delivery problems; with components such as the Mass Airflow Sensor, TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), or the throttle body itself being damaged, having faulty connections or simply being...
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My Toyota 5L smokes black when gooing uphill and loses efficiency. What could be the problem?
A diesel engine spewing black smoke is generally caused by ignition timing that has been retarded too far or a large amount of unburned fuel leaving the engine. A failing turbocharger that is not putting out enough boost may cause...
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Hello! Planning to go for 2015 Chrysler 200 preowned, please advise.
Hi there. When you are wanting to purchase a vehicle that is preowned, you would want to do a few things. First do a research on a the vehicle that you want to buy and see how much it costs...
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I live 35 miles from a serviceable mechanic in this field! Should i drive there to check the problem im having with my vehicle?
There are a lot of factors that can have an affect on fuel mileage. Weather conditions, driving patterns, fuel quality, condition of engine tune up items, compromised oxygen sensors, failed sensors, dirty fuel injectors, or any number of other possible...
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Is there a certain mileage point the catalytic converter needs replacing on a 2008 Sequoia?
For the concern of the catalytic converter, as long as the engine has been kept up with the maintenance and the engine has a good fuel to air ratio, then the catalytic converter would work just fine. Catalytic converters can...
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How many miles can you drive on highway after gauge says 0?
Remaining vehicle range varies by car model. Based on YourMechanic data, a conservative assumption for most vehicles, including Toyota's, is once the low fuel level warning light comes on, or the fuel gauge reads "close" to empty, you have 30...
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Is it mechanically safe to coast in neutral?
Technically, least cost operation is attained if engine idling (at stops) does not exceed 60 seconds and, indeed, some studies put the threshold as low as 10 seconds. Certainly 60 seconds is a conservative estimate. This is why "start-stop" features...

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