Gas prices shouldn’t keep you from taking your summer family vacations. A few minutes of proactive maintenance can assist in saving money at the gas pump.

  • Check and maintain all fluids to prevent engines from overheating and to maximize fuel economy.
  • Consider changing to a quality, synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy to improve fuel efficiency and engine performance. Using Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy motor oil is one of the most important steps a consumer can take to help save fuel—up to 2% per gallon.*
  • For maximum performance, power and fuel efficiency, drivers should replace spark plugs as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Spark plugs can affect fuel efficiency, emissions and economy. As spark plugs wear, they do not burn fuel as cleanly, which is why it is important to change spark plugs at the proper interval.

This summer smart trip! AutoZone wants you to reach your travel destinations safely and efficiently. For a total budget-savvy summer travel solution reference AutoZone’s Trip Smart 2012 Travel Guide. The guide, sponsored by Mobil 1, lists the best U.S. vacation destinations to visit on a budget and incorporates AutoZone’s gas-saving and summer efficiency tips. Download your free copy here!

*Comparison based upon 2% potential fuel economy improvement obtained by switching from higher viscosity oils to a 0W-20 or 0W-30 grade. Actual savings are dependent upon vehicle/engine type, outside temperature, driving conditions and your current engine oil viscosity. Check your potential fuel savings at www.mobiloil.com/usaenglish/motoroil/home/fuel_calc.html.

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