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Gas prices are always on the rise, making a serious dent in every driver’s budget, and when you have to use the premium stuff, your wallet really feels it. The good news is that with regular BMW service, you may be able to save a lot of gas money. Here are some ways you can save on fuel costs with routine BMW service.

Tire Pressure Checks

It may not be common knowledge, but if your tires are underinflated, it hurts your gas mileage. You should be checking the psi (pounds per square inch) of each tire every month because this can fluctuate based on the temperature. If you’re not sure what your psi is, check the driver’s side door jamb or your owner’s manual. And even though your BMW car probably has a built-in tire pressure monitoring system, it’s important to note that it will only send you an alert if the psi drops below 75 percent.

Oil Changes

Oil changes are vital for a number of reasons, including ensuring that your engine offers optimal performance — but they are also important to boost your fuel economy. This is because when oil gets old, it thickens, so the moving parts in the engine aren’t properly lubricated. When this happens, the engine has to work harder, which results in gas being used up faster.

Bonus Tip: Trade in Your Gas Guzzler

While those two service tasks can help boost your gas mileage, you may also want to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient BMW model. There are now many hybrid and electric BMW vehicles that still offer the same amount of luxury but in a more eco-friendly (and more affordable) package.

The service center at Fields BMW of Daytona can help you get the most out of a tank of gas. Contact us to schedule a service appointment.

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