posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 08:38 AM
Tire pressure is important..that's a no brainer..Has anyone really looked into tune ups? Cars have not had a carburetor or even a throttle body
injector for years. Spark plugs last a lot longer. there are no more points to gap or change. Most people can buy a car and put 60,000 miles on it and
not have a bad spark plug in it. Being a poor old country guy I usually have to buy a used car being I can't afford a new one that will have what I
need in a vehicle. I need four wheel drive. Weather gets bad and I live in the woods. I guess that's wrong of me and I should move to the city, get a
bus pass but I like it out here
I own a Jeep Cherokee. It's a 1999 that I bought a few years ago and not has a little over 200,000 miles on it.
I change my oil (synthetic..much better for older motors) every 3,000 miles and I check my plugs every two years. The ones in it I put in when I
first got it just because I'm picky as to what I want in my engines. These plugs have right around 50,000 miles on them and they look about new.
Better fuel these days, more efficient engines...Tune ups are a thing of the past. I got 325,000 miles out of my last Jeep and expect more out of this
one. Got to love those 4.0 6 cyl Jeep engines
Just saying, with the on board computers, multi-port fuel injection, better fuel quality. With
proper maintenance things like spark plugs can last as long as 100,000 miles. Many new vehicles will say that in their manuals.
The tire thing..Is important. They will last longer and you can get better mileage. I also would advise any engine with a good but of mileage switch
to the synthetic motor oil. When you first change over but three or four filters. They will get full of gunk and need changed about once a week for
three-four weeks. A cleaner engine will last longer and also get better mileage
Some of the new synthetics can also go more miles between
changes. It costs a little more but it is worth it.
Tire size also has a direct effect on your mileage. wider the tire, the more ground contact. The more fuel you will use. As for me. I have to have a
tire that will get me through all year around so I lost a couple miles per gal with a tire change. I made it back with the better oil, a tire pressure
gauge, and changing air filter(s) twice a year.
Personally I do not like Obama..I think he is a dangerous man..That's another thread though
but he was close when he was talking about trying to
save a little fuel with a little TLC to that tool in the driveway that we all love so much
[edit on 8/6/2008 by DrumJunkie]