Driving Tips

Do you have dirty headlights?

 

A recent study showed that 9 out of 10 vehicles have dirty or yellowed headlights. This can decrease nighttime visibility by as much as 90 percent. When you gas up, wipe down your windshield.

At Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc in Benton Harbor we install quality NAPA replacement parts.

Give us a call at 269.926.2006 and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road.

Improve Fuel Economy

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The US government has a website dedicated to helping use less fuel. It presents the cost savings in a way we can all relate to, no matter what kind of vehicle we drive. Here’s an example: Having your engine properly tuned, can save up to 4%. If you’re paying one-fifty for a litre of gas, you could save six cents a litre.

Replacing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve fuel economy by up to forty percent. That’s a huge savings per litre.

Chances are that if your oxygen sensor is kaput, your check engine light will come on. Now, there’s any number of things that could cause your check engine light to come on besides oxygen sensor problems. But if it’s on, it’s to get it checked out as soon as you can. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc .

Here’s an easy one – inflate your tires to the recommended pressure. That could save three percent of a litre. Even a little drop in pressure will hurt so check your tires every week.

Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended a specific weight of motor oil. The recommendation is based on engine design and will give you the best protection. Using a heavier weight could cost one to two percent in reduced fuel efficiency, or up to six cents a litre.

Here are some free gas saving tips from Pro Muffler & Brake Shop Inc: Don’t drive aggressively, drive within the speed limit and remove excess weight (junk in the trunk) from your vehicle. These can add up to quite a bit per litre.

Give us a call

Pro Muffler & Brake Shop
2094 South M-139
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
269.926.2006

http://promufflerandbrake.com/

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Thank you Pro Muffler & Brake Shop! If I have a problem with my brakes or my muffler again, I will come to you! Many thanks to you & staff. My car runs so much better and because of you guys I have confidence in driving my car. Customer of '97 Honda Civic
Dear Kevin & Rich,We finally made it to the West Coast. We’re in Northern California headed down to San Fran. We picked up my PT Cruiser and it’s holding up well… So far. I don’t want to jinx myself. Hope all is well in Michigan. Perhaps we’ll meet again. Thanks for all your kindness!Sincerely, Beth & Jerod

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