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07/08/11

Fuel Efficiency Tip: Car Maintenance

The Alliance's Monique O'Grady highlights a simple fuel efficiency tip to keep money in consumers' wallets and improve safety while driving.

Keeping your car well maintained can help you save gasoline. For example, if your car routinely runs poorly or has failed an emissions test, routine maintenance can improve your gas mileage by up to four%.

You should also pay attention to your "Check Engine Light." If the light is on, you could have a failed oxygen sensor, which can reduce mileage by up to 40% and cost you up to 320 gallons of gasoline a year.

This video is part of a collaboration between the Alliance to Save Energy and energyNOW!