Want to experience some of the same fuel efficiency benefits as a new truck owner, but don't want the cost concerns that come along with a new purchase? You can keep your older truck and increase fuel efficiency. Here are just some of the repair services that can help you experience these benefits with your truck.

Fuel Injector Repair

If your fuel injector is failing, your fuel economy will also be on the decline. The reason for this is that the fuel injector is responsible for transporting the fuel to your engine. If there is an issue with its function, the lower the level of fuel that is able to be delivered to the engine.

This can be an especially significant problem if there is a leak in the fuel injector line. Unfortunately, diagnosing a leak isn't always as simple as looking under the hood for a puddle of fuel. However, if you have experienced a sudden decline in fuel economy, it's worth it to take your truck in to be inspected by a technician.

Check Tires Often

Properly inflated tires don't just improve alignment and ensure you have good braking ability. Tires that are correctly inflated will also affect your fuel efficiency. If your tires are either under or over inflated, you will have a problem on your hands. For every 10 psi that a tire is underinflated, you reduce your fuel efficiency by more than 3 percent.

If you have multiple tires that are underinflated, the problem will only be magnified. Make it a point to check your tire pressure on a regular basis. As an added tip, don't think that overinflating your tires will help as this will only increase tire wear.

Replace Spark Plugs

Spark plugs play a critical role in the operation of your engine. When the spark plugs aren't performing as they should, this will also cause the engine to perform at a reduced rate. Any decline in engine performance will directly result in decreased fuel economy.

You can prevent this problem by replacing your spark plugs when necessary. The best way to know when to replace a spark plug is mileage. Generally, you want to have your spark plugs changed every 30,000 miles to ensure they are performing correctly.

Improving fuel efficiency with your older trucks begins with you. Make sure you are working with a repair technician to improve fuel economy in your older truck.

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