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The most important part of your visit to any shop is making sure that your vehicle receives the best repair. While we uphold that standard, the team at Mercie J Auto Care will also go above and beyond to ensure that you get only the best customer service along with a competent repair.

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Tips for Better Gas Mileage

Your gas mileage mostly depends on what kind of car you drive; engine displacement and vehicle weight are the largest determining factors on gas mileage, and there’s not much you can do to change either of those. That doesn’t mean attempting to improve your fuel economy is a completely hopeless endeavor, however. With these tips from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, you might be surprised how much your fuel mileage can be improved.

Make sure all your tires are at the correct pressure. You wouldn’t think the amount of air in your tires has much of an effect on your gas mileage, but the added friction actually makes a noticeable difference. Maintaining proper pressure in all of your tires not only saves your tires from unnecessary wear, it is an essential aspect of maximizing your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Obviously, keeping your foot out of the throttle also helps increase your gas mileage. Use smooth movements of the accelerator, and use as little of it as possible. This also allows your transmission (if its an automatic) to shift into the highest available gear, improving your fuel economy. When you need to slow down, don’t wait until the last second, hit the brakes, then take off from a start. If you see a red light, for example, coast to slow down while you wait for the light to change. Most fuel is wasted while the car is under acceleration, especially from a stop. The less stop and go driving you maintain, the better your gas mileage will be.

The most essential aspect of good gas mileage is a good running and well maintained vehicle. Dragging brakes, poorly maintained oil service, failing wheel bearings, or anything that interrupts smooth operation will take a toll on your gas mileage. Failed sensors will cause your vehicle to enter a sort of default running mode, in which the engine typically runs a little on the rich side, which wastes more gas. If your check engine light is on, your gas mileage is probably being affected. A car that runs and operates correctly will get far better gas mileage than one that needs a tune up.

Follow this advice, and you’ll notice a definite increase in fuel economy. If your vehicle needs a tune up, a check engine light code read, or any other maintenance or repair, don’t hesitate to call or visit Mercie J Auto Care today. Our technicians will make sure your car is running reliably, and efficiently.



 

Detecting early signs of transmission trouble

Transmissions rarely go out without a warning. Typically it takes a while, during which time there will be observable symptoms. Sometimes it’s an easy fix and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s always better to catch an issue and get it repaired as soon as possible. Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ has provided you with a few things to watch out for.

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Child Safety: Keeping Your Car Safe

Part of maintaining your vehicle is keeping its safety devices in good working order, especially when there are kids in the car. Seat belts, window locks, and airbag sensors work together to keep children safe in an automobile. Though safety components are generally very reliable, they do occasionally fail. Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ is here when they do; here are some things to watch out for.

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Happy New Year!

It’s time to start ringing in the new year. From all of us at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we hope you’ve had a great holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

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