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high-performance air filter with gaskets
high-performance motor oil
Long-term auto maintenance will give better fuel economy, increase life of engine and help prevent expensive repairs.
Properly inflated tires increase gas mileage and reduce wear. Under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 3 percent. Check owner's manual for recommended air pressure.
Owner's manual has details and instructions.
Upgrading to high performance motor oil can improve fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and dramatically reduce engine wear.
Radiator coolant reduces engine heat by reducing surface tension of radiator fluids; it also helps prevent formation of scale deposits in radiator and lubricates water pump seals.
Replace air filter regularly. Clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent and can damage interior of engine.
Upgrading to high performance air filter can add an additional 2 to 3 horsepower.
Open plastic air filter casing, remove old filter, and hold it up to sun; if you can’t see light through it, install new filter.
Tip: Install new gaskets each time you replace filter.
Lastly, to keep doors operating smoothly, lubricate them regularly.