Monday, July 8, 2013

Good Service & Good Fuel Economy

Most Denver motorists want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving fuel economy. Mastermind Enterprises Auto Repair Shop in Denver is frequently asked, "Is really worth the extra effort? Just how much money can I actually save as a motorist in Denver?

At Mastermind Enterprises Auto Repair Shop, we’re focusing on the things you can do to improve your truck fuel economy driving around Colorado. We’ll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas for different maintenance and service for your vehicle.

Replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best fuel economy. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air is clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10% or 35 cents a gallon.

Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve economy by up to 40%. That’s a whopping $1.40 in savings per gallon! Bring your car to Mastermind Enterprises Auto Repair Shop and we'll check your oxygen sensors. Chances are that if an oxygen sensor is kaput your check engine light will come on.

Now, there’s any number of things that could cause your check engine light to come on besides oxygen sensor problems. But if it’s on, get it checked out as soon as you can at Mastermind Enterprises Auto Repair Shop.

Here’s an easy one. Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure. That could save you 3% or 11 cents a gallon. Even a little drop in tire pressure will bring down your fuel economy, so check your tires every week.

Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended a specific weight of motor oil. The recommendation is based on engine design and will give you the best protection. Using a heavier weight could cost 1-2% in reduced fuel economy, or up to 7 cents a gallon.

Here’s one that’s free: Take it easy when you drive. Aggressive driving (we've all seen this on Denver roads and highways), rocketing away from stop lights, standing on the brakes, punching it for lane changes - really takes a toll on your fuel economy. Cutting out aggressive driving around Denver can save 5% or 18 cents a gallon. Now on the interstate it gets really costly: 33% or a $1.16 a gallon. Think about that - and leave a little earlier.

A related item is exceeding the speed limit. For example, if the speed limit is 60 miles per hour an additional 5 miles will cost 7% or 25 cents a gallon. Over 15 miles per hour will cost you upwards of 80 cents a gallon.

The last thing we’ll talk about is excess weight. Our trucks tend to accumulate a lot of things and the weight adds up. Clear out the trunk and only haul stuff when you really need it. For every 100 pounds you can save 2% or 7 cents a gallon.

Our goal at Mastermind Enterprises Auto Repair is to give you the best quality at the best prices in Denver. We look forward to servicing your vehicle soon! Thank you for reading!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Estimate & Appointment Requests

We are celebrating America's birthday weekend with family, but you can still submit an estimate or appointment request for auto repair or service on our website anytime. Of course, you can always call us at 303-297-2886 and leave a voicemail for us, too! Use our 24 Hour Key Drop to drop your vehicle off this weekend. We will respond on Monday when we are back in the shop. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 237th Birthday, America!

We’re off enjoying Independence Day with our family, but we’ll be back to serve our customers in our auto repair shop on Monday, July 8th. Until then, we hope you all get a chance to have fun with family and friends, check out fireworks, and maybe even enjoy a bbq. God Bless America!