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Is There a Problem With Your Fuel Mileage?

Is There a Problem With Your Fuel Mileage?

You drive your Acura, so you’re going to burn fuel. And because there’s so much fun you can have behind the wheel, you may have a tendency to burn more gas than you need to. But when it seems like your Acura’s fuel mileage is suffering worse than it should, you might begin to wonder: is there a problem with your fuel mileage?

There’s one way that’s almost sure-fire to determine if you have an engine problem that’s causing excessive fuel consumption. See if your Check Engine light is on – it’s the amber light shaped like an engine. If the light is on, you should bring your Acura into the dealership to have it diagnosed. It could be a simple repair or a complex problem that’s causing up to 40 percent higher fuel consumption.

If the Check Engine light isn’t on, it’s most likely a heavy foot or a small maintenance concern. Here are a few things you can check.

A Dirty Air Filter Affects Fuel Mileage

Your air filter should be changed approximately once per year to provide clean air into your engine. A dirty air filter can cause your engine to burn more fuel as it tries to compensate. If you haven’t changed your air filter in the past 12 months, start with that. You might find a noticeable increase in fuel mileage for the small cost of an air filter.

Check Your Tire Pressures

Low tire pressures cause increased rolling resistance against the road. Your Acura has to work harder to achieve the same performance, which means burning more gas. Inflate your tires to the pressure indicated on the placard, located on the driver’s door pillar.

Use the Right Grade of Fuel

Does your Acura require or recommend premium fuel, yet you use regular gas at the pump? This can cause poor fuel mileage on its own. Premium fuel has higher octane which some engines require for optimum performance and economy. Using lower-grade fuel can cause an increase in fuel consumption, resulting in higher fuel costs and decreased performance overall.

 

If you suspect an issue with your Acura, we’re here to help. Jay Wolfe Acura is the best choice for all your Acura service and repairs, keeping your vehicle running at its most efficient. Call us or visit to schedule your appointment!

How is Your Acura Suspension Doing?

How is Your Acura Suspension Doing?

One of the most common reasons for owning an Acura is its incredible handling. Some of that may have to do with available Precision All-Wheel Steer or Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, which keeps your Acura moving in the direction you point the steering wheel. Another aspect that plays a major role in your Acura’s precise handling…

Why is an Acura Recall Issued?

Why is an Acura Recall Issued?

You can’t turn on the evening news these days without hearing about some car maker issuing a new recall. These reports get nerve-wracking, especially when you own a model affected by one. You might expect an ‘exploder’ recall like in the late nineties, or a potential fire hazard from a gas guzzler from decades long…

What Your Car Warning Lights Mean

What Your Car Warning Lights Mean

As you travel the streets of Kansas City, your Acura provides you peace of mind in its reliability. But even the most dependable vehicles can experience problems every now and then. For many concerns, your Acura will illuminate one of the car warning lights to indicate an issue. What do those warning lights mean, and…

Keep Your Car Battery Going Strong With These Tips

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If you haven’t been them, you’ve seen it: the person in the parking lot with booster cables extending from under an open hood. A dead battery happens at the worst of times. It’s in the throes of winter when the snow is swirling outside your window. It’s when the sun blisters your back as you…

Don’t Wait For Your Air Conditioning Repairs!

Don’t Wait For Your Air Conditioning Repairs!

It’s autumn. The leaves are turning picturesque yellows, oranges, and reds, and there’s occasional morning frost. The days aren’t as hot as they were just a few weeks ago, with the exception of the occasional warm one. Although your Acura’s air conditioning wasn’t performing all that well towards the end of the summer, you’re thinking…

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

I’m Always Hearing About Powertrain – What Does it Mean?

Whether you drive an SUV like the Acura MDX or RDX or a passenger car like the Acura ILX or RLX, you’re going to come across one term that can be confusing: powertrain. You may be one of the many who don’t understand what the powertrain really is or why it’s important to know. What…

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

How to Pair Your iPhone to Your Acura Bluetooth

Smartphones are all the rage today. Nearly everyone has one. They keep us in constant communication with the outside world, often without actually talking to other people. Text and email as well as our good friend SIRI are more common uses for smartphones than phone calls, although voice calls still happen once in awhile. That’s…

Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here’s What to Do

Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here’s What to Do

As soon as that little yellow light pops on, you just can’t ignore it. As much as you want to pretend that it’s not there, it causes you anxiety every time you start your car. It’s the Check Engine light and it’s important. Here’s the good thing: your Acura is among the best designed and…

Five Acura Service Items To Have The Dealer Perform

Five Acura Service Items To Have The Dealer Perform

Now that you own an Acura, you might be wondering what it takes to care for your new vehicle. It’s just the basics, isn’t it? You know the drill — change the oil, change the spark plugs, fill the washer fluid. Isn’t that all the Acura service you need? Vehicle maintenance has come a long…


 
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