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248-858-4139 | 309 W Walton Blvd Pontiac, MI 48340

Easy Steps to Better Gas Mileage

Easy Steps to Better Gas Mileage



The Car Care Council encourages motorists to be car care aware and perform these five simple steps to improve fuel economy and save money.




  1. Check Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.

  2. Use the Right Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Replace Clogged Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.

  4. Check Engine Performance: Keep your engine running efficiently and improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.

  5. Fix It: Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to The US Department of Energy.


"Proactive vehicle maintenance is a motorist's best money saving tip," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Routine auto care not only helps save on fuel costs, but it helps identify small issues so they can be serviced before they become bigger and more costly to repair."


Source: Car Care Council



What Our Customers Are Saying

Took my vehicle to Great Lakes Auto Repair for an oil leak. They verified my concern, (valve cover gaskets) They went over and above to fix my vehicle at a very reasonable price. Found my new repair shop. They are the best, would recommend them to anyone with confidence. Five Stars!

, 02/11/2021

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I have done my car and daughters cars for years. Brakes, Tune ups, Battery, window motors, but I can't do a rear main bearing seal. Neither can the master mechanic I use when I can't do a job. He said he would pass but said expect about a $2200 est. That's what the Dealer wanted! Well my car runs great and not ONE drop of oil has leaked in 6 weeks since I picked up my car from you! And at $1200 for a 10 hour 2 man job you did me a huge favor, thanks is an understatement. You restored my faith in people being decent to one another as well as fixed my car.

, 04/23/2020

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There is no other place I would take my vehicles to. Great Lakes Auto Repair has the lowest prices around and some of the most knowledgeable technicians in the industry. The service is top notch and the work is excellent!!!

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The best place in town to go. Great Lakes Auto Repair has always helped me with my vehicle repairs. They are honest and fair and always helpful in whatever way possible. If you want to go somewhere that will look out for your best interest, this is the place!

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I had a great experience with great Lakes auto! Matt was wonderful, and helpful through the whole process. They diagnosed and repaired my vehicle the same day! I am very pleased with their service, I will definitely returning for future repair needs, as well as recommending them to friends and family. Thanks again Matt!

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Great service tries to help you save money great friendly people Update stayed an hour just to get the job done and waited until I got there!

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