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The Alternative Automotive Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

Posted July 21, 2019 7:55 AM

There's a lot of auto advice in CA right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.

The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings. Escondido drivers can usually find out in only minutes whether that claim is questionable or not.

Chances are other Escondido drivers have already tried what you're being offered. If you find evidence that others feel they have been scammed, you should be wary of becoming the next victim. There aren't any pills, magic or otherwise, that you can drop into your gas tank to improve your gas mileage. Drop in enough of those pills and you can actually harm your vehicle. The last thing you need is a bunch more sediment or unknown, dissolved additives in your fuel.

There actually are proven, sensible ways that you can maintain good gas mileage, however. Good car care and consistent preventive maintenance are the keys to good fuel economy. An oil change at Alternative Automotive in Escondido and a new fuel filter, when needed, will keep your engine running efficiently, which will translate to good fuel economy. It may be mundane, but it's solid, proven advice.

So be smart. Listen to advice from qualified Alternative Automotive professionals, and stay away from unverified “magic” and conspiracy theories. Your wallet—and your vehicle—will thank you in the end.

Alternative Automotive
137 S Vinewood St
Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 480-0851
http://www.alternativeautoescondido.net

 

 



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what our customers say

Daniel and George are great! Friendly, knowledgeable, and fair!
J
, 05/04/2022

Best automotive shop in north county. Highly recommended.
M
, 02/22/2022

Alternative Automotive provided great customer service and Daniel was outstanding in professionalism and knowledge! I have already recommended some of my friends to take their vehicles to them! We will be taking all of ours there for service for sure. Great experience and fair prices!
S
, 02/06/2022

Crazy noise and then smell burning rubber, never good. Got it towed to Alternative Automotive and they diagnosed, fixed and got it back to me for less than I expected! I trust them.
R
, 11/30/2021

This is the best auto repair/maintenance shop in North County. Forget the dealerships who pace themselves while repairing your car. Alternative Automotive gets your car done in a reasonable amount of time and Daniel handles all your questions with professionalism and efficiency. I don't have to worry about whether it was done right since I haven't had any problems since going here. I definitely recommend Alternative Automotive since Daniel listens to my concerns and then addresses them. He even replaced the battery in my remote!
M
, 10/28/2021

Absolutely would not take my car anywhere else for service. All the staff including the manager Stephen were kind, polite. My residence is 30 min away, so having a calm and quiet lounge was a plus. It's worth the drive to get the best mechanics to work on your vehicle.! Gigi (*I legally changed my name)
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, 08/28/2021

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