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COST SAVING TIPS

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicle stays reliable, and lets you avoid major repairs as well as the expenses that come with them. At Maxi Auto Service, we provide a complete preventative maintenance program, and carry all the necessary parts and expertise to take care of the little jobs that let you avoid the big ones.

Choose from a comprehensive range of the fluids, oils, filters, and belts that your vehicle needs to keep running happily and healthily. Relax while your ride is inspected by our highly-trained technicians, and rest assured that it'll keep running smoothly for miles and miles.

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre-trip checklist:

Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots along the tire's surface.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

Boost your vehicle's fuel efficiency with these simple yet effective tips. From regular maintenance checks such as monitoring tire pressure and replacing worn spark plugs to cultivating mindful driving habits like avoiding aggressive maneuvers and excessive idling, these strategies can help you optimize fuel usage and save on costs in the long run.

Vehicle Gas Caps

Regularly checking and ensuring the proper sealing of your gas cap is crucial. Surprisingly, approximately 17% of vehicles on the roads today have gas caps that are either damaged, loose, or entirely missing. This seemingly small issue leads to the vaporization of around 147 million gallons of fuel each year.

Under Inflated Tires

Maintaining proper tire pressure is crucial for optimal fuel efficiency. Driving with underinflated tires is akin to driving with a parking brake engaged, resulting in a notable reduction in mileage, often costing a mile or two per gallon. Regularly checking and maintaining the correct tire pressure can significantly improve fuel efficiency.

Worn Spark Plugs

The spark plugs in a vehicle, whether four, six, or eight in number, endure an incredible amount of stress, firing up to 3 million times every 1,000 miles. Such persistent use can lead to both electrical and chemical erosion from the generated heat. Regular inspection and timely replacement of worn spark plugs are essential for maintaining fuel efficiency.

Dirty Air Filters

A clogged air filter can disrupt the ideal air-fuel mixture, leading to a "rich" mixture where the proportion of gas to air is imbalanced. This not only results in fuel wastage but also causes the engine to lose power. The simple act of replacing a clogged air filter can enhance gas mileage by as much as 10%, making it a crucial maintenance step for fuel efficiency.

Don't Drive Aggressively

Aggressive driving habits, such as sudden accelerations and abrupt stops, can significantly reduce gas mileage. In fact, aggressive driving can decrease gas mileage by up to 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets. Opting for smoother driving habits can substantially improve fuel efficiency.

Avoid Excessive Idling

Allowing a vehicle to idle for extended periods consumes fuel without yielding any mileage. Minimize unnecessary idling, and avoid letting the vehicle warm up for more than one to two minutes as excessive idling contributes to unnecessary fuel consumption.

Drive the Speed Limit

Maintaining a consistent speed and adhering to the speed limit can play a vital role in fuel efficiency. Gas mileage tends to decrease rapidly at speeds exceeding 60 mph. For every mile driven above 60 mph, you can expect an additional 10 cents per gallon in fuel costs. Utilizing cruise control can also help in maintaining a steady speed, thus enhancing fuel efficiency during highway driving.

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What People Say About Us

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconFriendly Staff
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/05/2020

    Great service at a reasonable price! Randy and the team are straightforward, do not cut any corners nor do they create non-existent problems to get more money from you. I have only had positive experiences at this Maxi location and with Randy. I highly recommend this service center!

  • reviewiconFriendly Staff
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 01/21/2020

    Been taking our vehicles there for a few years now. Fair pricing, good communication, and they stand behind their work.

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconBest Auto Repair
    Electronic Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 08/08/2019

    Great service. Did better job diagnosing problem than the dealership and fixed it for a whole lot less than what the dealership quoted. Spent the time needed to actually find what the problem was and not just swap parts until it was fixed. They were genuinely concerned about finding the issue. Allowed us to drive the car for the weekend to ensure the problem was fixed before we made the final payment. Highly recommend and will use them again.

  • reviewiconBest Auto Repair
    Electronic Services, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 11/20/2019

    I went in needing 4 new tires, and that is exactly what I got. No one tried to sell me something I didn't need and the manager made time for me to educate me. I never knew tires that only have 18,000 miles on them could be "dry rotted" but they were. You can't ask for better service. I was treated with respect, paid what I was quoted, and my repairs were done on time. (You can't ask that from a dealership!) I will be loyal to this Red Bank location as long as I live here.

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 03/13/2019

    Fantastic customer service, quick fix, very good prices. I've gotten work done by them multiple times for different stuff and they have done a fantastic job every time. Steven was very friendly and comprehensive with making an appointment, got it in quick and had it out in a very reasonable time. Highly recommend!

  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/05/2020

    Great service at a reasonable price! Randy and the team are straightforward, do not cut any corners nor do they create non-existent problems to get more money from you. I have only had positive experiences at this Maxi location and with Randy. I highly recommend this service center!

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