With gas prices back on the rise, more Honda and Acura drivers are looking for ways to improve their gas mileage without upgrading to a newer, more fuel efficient vehicle. Acura Express Parts believes that even older cars still deserve a place on the road, but they shouldn’t hurt your wallet at the gas pump. Here are a few parts you can replace to improve your car’s gas mileage.
Mass Air Flow Sensor
The mass airflow sensor is vital to determining the fuel efficiency of your car. The sensor sends air flow information to your car’s computer where it is analyzed and provides information for proper fuel injection and shifting. Once the sensor gets dirty, it no longer sends accurate readings, making your engine less efficient.
Spark plugs need to be changed relatively frequently anyway, but if you notice a drop in your engine’s fuel economy, inspect your spark plugs. For most cars, replacing the spark plugs will increase your fuel efficiency because your engine will be able to run cleaner and thus, more efficiently.
Both your engine air filter and cabin air filters get clogged with dirt and debris over time and on older cars, a dirty filter can dramatically reduce your engine’s fuel efficiency. Replacing the air filters as soon as you notice buildup will keep your engine running more efficiently while also improving air quality inside your car.
Use OEM Parts
Using aftermarket parts to replace your less efficient equipment can cost you more down the road. Many aftermarket parts are manufactured at lower quality standards than OEM parts, meaning you’ll spend more replacing your aftermarket parts. Buying OEM parts online from Acura Express parts ensures that your replacements are guaranteed to last and will fit your vehicle perfectly. Browse our selection of Honda and Acura OEM parts today.