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You don’t have to buy a new, fuel-efficient car to get great fuel efficiency. No one wants to trade a fuel bill for a car payment, so take a look at our top 5 ways to save on fuel and you may just be able to pocket a little extra money at the end of the month.

1. Change Your Driving Style - If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the rush of hard acceleration, typically runs 10 mph over the speed limit and brakes abruptly, we’ve got bad news: you’re hurting your vehicle’s fuel economy, and your wallet, in a big way. Depending on the kind of vehicle you drive and just how extreme you are with the throttle and brake, tempering your driving style can up your vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 5 mpg. That’s a serious bump. Scaling back the speed by just 5 mph means you’ll also see an increase in fuel economy.

Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you've probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here's a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ.

The exhaust on your truck is an important series of components, that work together to ensure smooth, reliable operation. At The Brake Shop in Mesa, we also know that exhaust systems are especially susceptible to damage and rust; pipes, mufflers, and other parts are exposed to hazards on the road, and to the environment. This situation, combined with caustic emissions and extreme heat, creates a perfect opportunity for problems to arise.

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Transmissions are complex, and over time they will wear out and eventually break. Knowing what to look for will play a key role in preventing your transmission from failing prematurely. At The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ we want to give you some insight on how your transmission works and how it can fail.

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If you drive a car, truck, or SUV that runs on gasoline, there's a good chance you’ve run it low on fuel a few times (or more than a few times,) and maybe even run out of gas completely a time or two. At The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ, we like to provide information applicable to you. Running a vehicle low on fuel is something we’re all guilty of, and most of us don’t think twice about it. But, can it be bad for your car?

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Fuel injection is one of the greatest innovations in automotive technology to date. From The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ, here’s a little more information on the fuel injector.

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Your Dodge, Ford, or Chevy diesel pickup will rarely quit on you all of a sudden, with no warning. Chances are, your truck has been trying to tell you there’s an issue for a while - here’s what to watch out for, from The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ.

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Whether we’re talking about your engine, transmission, differential, suspension, or otherwise, correct specifications are necessary to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable, drivable, and running smoothly. From our team here at The Brake Shop in Mesa, AZ, here’s what you need to know.

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