31 Oct Get Better Fuel Economy With These Honda Service Tips
You should know plenty of ways to increase your fuel economy in your Honda. In addition to driving without aggression and accelerating smoothly, you can decrease the weight of your vehicle and keep up with regular maintenance. While most car repairs can make at least a small impact on your fuel economy, certain maintenance services will have a much larger impact than others will. Here are some of the most important services to have performed on your Honda to boost gas mileage.
Replace the Mass Airflow Sensor
The mass airflow sensor in your Honda measures airflow into the engine and transmits the information to your engine’s computer. This computer regulates fuel injection along with transmission shifting and the ignition system. If the sensor is dirty, the information sent won’t be accurate, and that can affect your fuel economy. If you are mechanically inclined, you may be even able to change the mass airflow sensor yourself.
Replace the Oxygen Sensor
A slightly harder task that most North Miami Beach drivers should leave to the professionals is replacing the oxygen sensor. This sensor monitors your exhaust flow both before and following the catalytic converter. The information gets sent to the engine computer so it can adjust the level of fuel injection. Faulty information can be sent if your oxygen sensor is old, decreasing fuel economy. Luckily, this only needs to be replaced every 100,000 miles or so.
Change the Spark Plugs
The spark plugs are a crucial part of your Honda’s engine. They can definitely impact your efficiency. They are responsible for igniting the mixture of air and fuel in your engine’s combustion chamber. When you have new spark plugs in your vehicle, the engine runs more efficiently and cleaner so you do your part to help the planet.
Swap the Air Filter
The air filter can also have a significant impact on fuel economy. It is responsible for filtering particles out of the air that enters the engine. If the filter is dirty, gas mileage will go down. This is particularly true if your Honda is over a decade old.
The trained technicians at the Honda of Aventura service center can take care of any of these maintenance tasks for you. Visit our North Miami Beach, Florida, dealership for all of your Honda maintenance and repairs.