The Fuel Fix: Maintenance

One of the best ways to maximize fuel economy, yet one of the most frequently overlooked approaches, is making sure that your vehicle is well maintained. Routine maintenance is there for a reason: to help your vehicles continue to run in tip-top shape. This is true for all vehicles, including passenger cars, but it is especially true for fleet vehicles, which see much more wear and tear than the average personal vehicle.

There are a number of things that are frequently repaired or replaced during scheduled maintenance, such as:

• Oil and oil filter
• Antifreeze
• Transmission oil (or fluid and filter)
• Air filter
• Spark plugs
• Spark plug wires
• Distributor cap and rotor