Fuel Efficicient Cars Brookings SD

Premium grade fuel doesn’t mean it’s aged like fine wine or any cleaner than regular or midgrade. The name is simply an easy way for fuel companies to communicate the different octane levels among its offerings. If you’ve been pumping premium into your tank for years and your vehicle doesn’t require it, you’ve been throwing your money right out the window.

Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272, 001-2004
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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L and L Auto Parts
(605) 692-4545
419 3rd Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Rainbow Car Wash
(605) 692-7777
818 22nd Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Car Detailing

Firestone Tire Dealer
(605) 692-2012
225 3rd Ave S
Brookings, SD
Services
Tire Shops

Carquest Auto Parts
(605) 692-6298
2405 6th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Exhaust Pros
(605) 692-6200
302 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Trailer Hitches Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mon-Sat

Sound Sensations
(605) 697-5503
525 8th Street South, # 2
Brookings, SD
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Dons Body Shop
(605) 692-5713
105 W 2nd Street South
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Truck Auto Body

Napa Auto Parts
(605) 692-4545
419 3rd St
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Security Storage
(605) 692-8000
516 12th Street South
Brookings, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

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How to Save Money on Fuel

How to Save Money on Fuel By Zach Bowman, DriverSide Contributing Editor 
Getting into the habit of saving on fuel now will mean you’ll be ready when prices start hitting the $4.00-gallon mark once again. You don’t have to buy a new, fuel-efficient car, either. No one wants to trade a fuel bill for a car payment, so take a look at our top 5 ways to save on fuel and you may just be able to pocket a little extra money at the end of the month. 
 
1. Change Your Driving Style
 
While this is hands down the biggest thing you can do to save on fuel, it’s also the hardest. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the rush of hard acceleration, typically runs 10 mph over the speed limit and brakes abruptly, we’ve got bad news: you’re hurting your vehicle’s fuel economy , and your wallet, in a big way. Depending on the kind of vehicle you drive and just how extreme you are with the throttle and brake, tempering your driving style can up your vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 5 mpg. That’s a serious bump. Scaling back the speed by just 5 mph means you’ll also see an increase in fuel economy.
 
2. Use the Correct Fuel Grade
 
Premium grade fuel doesn’t mean it’s aged like fine wine or any cleaner than regular or midgrade. The name is simply an easy way for fuel companies to communicate the different octane levels among its offerings. If you’ve been pumping premium into your tank for years and your vehicle doesn’t require it, you’ve been throwing your money right out the window. Experts say you should use the lowest octane rating you can get away with so long as your vehicle doesn’t knock. Basically, knock describes what happens when your fuel ignites before it should inside of your engine. Higher octane fuels contain special ingredients to keep the fuel from igniting under higher pressures. So, if your vehicle isn’t knocking, step down a grade. Finding the right octane for your car could put as much as an extra dollar per gallon in your pocket.
 
3. Lose the Weight
 
If your trunk is full to the brim with treasures of the past five years of your life and your backseat looks like a recycling center exploded inside, you’re spending more than you should on fuel. Simply put, the more weight an engine has to move around, the more fuel it requires. As the pounds add up inside of your vehicle, your fuel economy goes down. Keeping your interior clean and free of any unnecessary burdens will go a long way toward seeing better performance at the pump . How much better? That depends on the kind of vehicle you drive, but on average you can expect an improvement of 2-5 mpg, and that’s nothing to sneeze at.
 
4. Keep Up With Your Maintenance
 
If you think changing your oil regularly and keeping up with the rest of your engine’s maintenance doesn’t impact your f...

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