Fuel Efficicient Cars Great Falls MT

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.

Service Max
(406) 727-0380, 001-2004
4100 - 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Metco Inc Auto Sales
(406) 455-6060
3001 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Dewitt Machine Co.
(406) 761-6870
1209 6th St NW
Great Falls, MT
 
Odegards Body Shop
(406) 452-8691
1336 13th Avenue Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

Franz Auto Machine Shop
(406) 727-3016
1417 1st Avenue Southwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Engine Repair

Electric City Brake & Alignment
(406) 761-2852
500 8th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Tractor Equipment & Parts Dealers, Plumbing Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
alignment, Commercial Industrial, Parts Available, Electric Brake Controllers,

OReilly Auto Parts
(406) 771-0828
1408 3rd Street Northwest
Great Falls, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

Napa Auto Parts of Great Falls
(406) 452-9567
326 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Parts

Auto Parts by the Parts Store
(406) 453-6509
217 Vaughn Road
Great Falls, MT
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Transmission Repair

Central Glass and Paint
(406) 727-9400
4508 Kestrel Court
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Glass 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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