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Tom's Automotive Tips

Tom’s Automotive Tips will save you time, gas, and hopefully large repair bills.  These videos are packed full of information I bet you didn’t even know.  Even for those of you that are not mechanically inclined, Tom makes these automotive tips and instructions really easy to understand.  Your car will last much longer, and run smoother just by following these maintenance procedures.  It’s not that we don’t want to see you here at Action Auto Repair – we love to see our customers.  But, we really don’t like telling one of our customers that he/she is going to have to spend a lot of money for repairs that could have been prevented.  So, watch these tips – you’ll be glad you did!

Better Gas Mileage

You probably didn’t know that some of these things affect your gas mileage.  But, as Tom explains, they really do.  As gas prices continue to climb, it makes sense to do whatever you can to save yourself a little money.  Anyone can follow these simple instructions, so why not take the time to do them?  You’ll really be glad you did.

Hi, Tom here. Today we’re going to talk about tips for improving your gas mileage. I have three tips that you can very easily do at home. Number one, check your air pressures. Number two, always check your air filter.  And, number three, check the engine oil.

  1. Tire pressures are located on the tire. Tire pressures are located in the owner’s manual, and they’re also located inside the door jam. Now, the tire pressures that are located inside the owner’s manual and on the door jam, are specified by the vehicle manufacturer. The tire pressures that are located on the tires, are rated by the tire manufacturer. I always recommend that you go with what the vehicle manufacturer states for air pressures because they’re the ones that designed the suspension and steering system that is utilizing those tires.

  2. The second thing you want to think about is the air filter. The air filters are relatively easy and accessible to get to but if your can can’t breath correctly, it’s going to work harder costing you more money in fuel.

  3. And, the final tip is checking your engine oil. Having good, clean engine oil in your engine allows your engine to move more freely. Therefore, saving you fuel.

Cabin Air Filters

Cabin air filters are filters that are on the inside of your vehicle.  All the air that is circulated when you air condition or heat the inside of your car goes through these filters.  Did you know your vehicle had them?  Most people don’t even know that they exist let alone that they need to be replaced!  Just think of all the contaminants that can accumulate on those cabin air filters – they could even be making you sick.  It’s notoriously dusty here in the desert, so these filters can get dirty quickly.  If you spend a lot of time in your car, you especially want to be breathing clean air.

These cabin air filters are easy to change, so it’s something you can do yourself.  Check them today, and if they’re dirty, change them.  You’ll be breathing fresh air again in no time!

Hi, Tom here.  Ever notice that when you’re out driving your car, you may start getting the sniffles, or sneezes?  It could be caused because of a dirty cabin air filter.  Now, cabin air filters are located inside the vehicle, underneath the dashboard, in the kick panels, or maybe underneath the windshield or underneath the engine compartment.  We spend a lot of time in our vehicle, and by keeping the filters inside your vehicle clean, it insures a better environment for not only you, but your passengers.  Thank you for watching and if you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop on by.  We’re here to help.

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