Save money on gas; BMR AutoCare tells you how

With fuel prices continuing to rise and the busy travel months ahead, it’s a pretty common question for all of us to ask, how can I cut down on my fuel expenses?

There are a number of different things one can do to reduce the pain at the pump. One of course, is that we can choose to drive much less but with our busy lifestyles that include work, taking the kids to school and summer vacations ahead such a drastic move is simply not realistic.

There are a number of different things that can be done to insure your vehicle is getting the best bang for buck when it comes to fuel mileage. Some of these things are pretty simple that you can do yourself. Others are very affordable services available at your local BMR Napa AutoCare Center that can likely pay off in a short period of time with less fill ups and give a little more cash for that morning cup of joe or that dinner out with the family.

One of the first things we recommend to motorists at BMR Napa AutoCare that you should do is make sure their tires are properly inflated. On the inside of the driver’s door or door jamb is a plate that indicates the correct tire pressure. Careful – there might be a different pressure for the front and rear tires. Check them at least once a month.

Carrying extra weight in the vehicle hurts fuel efficiency. Leave unnecessary stuff home. Do we even need to mention driving fast around our Roseville and Antelope neighborhoods and jackrabbit starts? Gently accelerate and plan your stops so that you can ease into them a bit. This really makes a big difference and also helps keep our neighborhoods safe at the same time.

Now there are a number of key maintenance items that improve gas mileage for astute car owners that value their investment in both their vehicle and their fuel budget.  Lubricants should be replaced on schedule – dirty oil, transmission fluid and differential fluid cause more friction and drag which hurt fuel economy. A big one is having a fuel system cleaning done if needed. A dirty fuel system can really reduce engine efficiency and increase fuel consumption.

And if your Check Engine Light is on, waste no time, bring your vehicle in to BMR AutoCare in Antelope or Roseville for a diagnosis. Some conditions that trigger the light can really hurt your fuel economy. Getting the necessary work done to correct the fault will help your engine run better and may bump up your mileage.

And watch out for miracle cures. There are a lot of products being sold in retail stores that claim to increase fuel economy. Check them out before you buy. Ask your knowledgeable BMR AutoCare technician for ideas to improve your vehicles mileage. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to stop in one of our locations, feel free to give us a call to talk about why your vehicle may be guzzling the gallons more than usual.

Remember, spring is in the air and it’s a great time to get your air conditioning system checked out, an efficient air conditioning system can also help your mileage if it is running efficiently and putting less strain on your engine.

Through March 31, BMR Napa AutoCare is offering a special of 15% off air conditioning service so bring your vehicle in and let us check it out and provide a routine service on it that will keep it in tip top shape for the vacation months ahead. If your system is in serious need of repair BMR Napa AutoCare uses genuine NAPA replacement parts and 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on our services.

BMR Napa AutoCare can save you time, money and give you peace of mind by taking great care of your vehicle. Watch for local specials on various services we provide from our pit stop oil change to the most serious of problems that will be addressed by our ASE Certified Mechanics who install quality NAPA replacement parts on all of our services that we provide. We do everything from oil changes to engine changes right here at our local facilities that provide superior customer service and quality, honest auto repair.To learn more about our services visit us on the web at

BMR Napa AutoCare is located at 900 Riverside Drive in Roseville, CA, 96678, which is home to our 7 time championship NASCAR team that you can see in action when you visit the shop. For those of you that live closer to Citrus Heights, Antelope and Rio Linda, we are also located at 8636 Antelope North Road, Antelope, CA 95843. 916-676-0010.

BMR Napa AutoCare has been nominated for the KCRA A-List for the Best Automotive Repair for 2014. Vote for our championship team by visiting