Why do I Have Low Fuel Efficiency?

February 19th, 2021 by

A feature we’re sure you take into high consideration when shopping for a car is its fuel efficiency. Think about it, no one wants to spend more on gas than they have to. There are so many other things you’d rather spend money on, traveling, nice restaurants, the latest sneaker drop, etc. Or hey, if you’re just trying to have financial literacy, that’s ok too! Anyhow, the you do purchase your N Charlotte Toyota, you’ll notice how many MPGs it’s supposed to get, so you’ll notice pretty quickly when they drop. There could be a plethora of reasons you aren’t getting the fuel efficiency you’re supposed to be getting. Toyota of N Charlotte’s service center has a couple of scenarios for you.

Toyota of N Charlotte shares info on  why your fuel efficiency could be lower than what it's supposed to be.

Reasons Why Your Fuel Efficiency is Being Jerky

1) Your air filter is dirty

You air filter’s responsibility is to make sure it’s filtering in clean air into the engine to be mixed with fuel. If your air filter isn’t clean, then the right amount of air isn’t making it in. Thankfully, this is a simple fix at our N Charlotte Toyota Service Center.

2) Your tires are underinflated

Make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct PSI level. Not only is it dangerous to be driving with underinflated tires, but it can also drag down your fuel efficiency. Refresh your memory and look for the owner’s manual or check the driver’s side door to see what level the tires should be on.

3) You are in need of new spark plugs

Spark plugs wear out over time, so if they’re misfiring, this can cause a drop in your N Charlotte Toyota’s fuel economy. If this is the case, don’t be shy, bring your car in to our N Charlotte Toyota service techs and they’ll help you get situated.

4) You’re having trouble with your exhaust system

Any trouble with your exhaust system, catalytic converter, or oxygen sensors can negatively affect the gas mileage on your car. We highly recommend to bring this issue to us because it’s not something simple that you can DIY.

5) Your fuel system has problems

Another reason behind a failed fuel efficiency could be due to your fuel system. This includes your fuel injector, fuel pump, and a couple of other components.

6) You’re putting your car to work

Bad driving habits like slamming the accelerator and/or brakes, idling for long periods of time, etc, can really wear your N Charlotte Toyota out. This makes you burn more fuel than necessary. These bad driving habits can drop your MPGs, so the best thing to do in this situation is to drop those bad habits!

Get the Right MPGs You Deserve

Do you have any questions about your car’s fuel efficiency, or you’re looking into shopping for something more efficient? Then you’ve come to the right place! Stop by Toyota of N Charlotte today located at 13429 Statesville Rd just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville. We have a wide selection of vehicles fitting everyone’s needs, you’ll definitely not leave here empty handed.

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