May 19, 2024

Collin Dehnert

High Performance Auto Tech

Infographic: Fuel Efficiency Maintenance for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Introduction

Fuel efficiency is a key factor in choosing alternative fuel vehicles, but maintenance can be just as important. In an infographic from EnergySage, we’ll explore the steps you need to take to ensure that your vehicle provides the best performance possible for years to come.

Infographic: Fuel Efficiency Maintenance for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  • Avoid driving in extreme temperatures.
  • Use your air conditioner or heater, but only when necessary.
  • Don’t idle your vehicle for long periods of time. Idling the engine wastes gas and increases emissions, while wasting money on fuel costs that could be put toward something else!
  • Keep tires at recommended pressure levels (see owner’s manual). Low tire pressure increases rolling resistance, which reduces fuel economy by around 3{a5ecc776959f091c949c169bc862f9277bcf9d85da7cccd96cab34960af80885} per 1 psi drop in air pressure!

Maintenance Tips for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  • Check the tires regularly. Make sure that they are properly inflated and have enough tread.
  • Make sure to change the oil every 3,000 miles or so, if you can do it yourself, as this will help ensure your car runs smoothly.
  • Keep an eye on how much brake pad material is left on each wheel, as well as whether any of them are warped or cracked–you don’t want to get stuck somewhere because one of your brakes failed! If you notice any problems with them before they become urgent ones and need immediate attention, it’s best to get them fixed ASAP so that they don’t cause any damage later on down the road (and also because having safe brakes makes driving infinitely safer).
  • If possible, take care of alignments every 6 months or so; this will prevent any issues from occurring later down in life cycle due to misalignment during manufacture/assembly process which could lead into premature failure due to excessive wear caused by improper alignment settings being set too tight during assembly line procedures followed by improper maintenance practices performed by owners after purchase date.”

To maximize the life of your alternative-fuel vehicle, be sure to perform regular maintenance.

To maximize the life of your alternative-fuel vehicle, be sure to perform regular maintenance.

  • Keep your fuel tank full. This can help prevent condensation from forming inside the tank and causing damage.
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Underinflated tires increase rolling resistance and reduce fuel economy by 1{a5ecc776959f091c949c169bc862f9277bcf9d85da7cccd96cab34960af80885} per 10 psi (6 kPa) reduction in pressure for every 2,000 miles (3,200 km).
  • Regular tune-ups are important for any vehicle, but especially for alternative-fuel vehicles because they use different types of engines than traditional gas-powered cars do–and these engines tend to require more frequent service intervals than conventional ones do. It’s also important that you check for leaks around hoses and seals before driving away from an auto shop; otherwise, you could end up wasting precious energy on a leaky seal that could’ve been fixed before leaving the garage! And finally: change filters regularly!

Conclusion

By following these tips, you can ensure that your alternative fuel vehicle will last for many years to come. If you have any questions about maintaining your car or truck, please contact us at (888) 888-8888 or visit our website at www.aaa.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles