Sluurp! | My Car Is Using More Gas

If you find your car is using more gas than usual, it's time to find a trusted car repair and auto air service expert in New Orleans.

Mondays can be really hard. Especially the Monday after a three-day weekend. The last thing you want to do is go back to work. Today is especially bad, even for a Monday, because now you’re worried that something’s wrong with your car.

You were one of the many people who left New Orleans for a weekend road trip and, while you enjoyed it, you also noticed that your car seems to be using a lot of gas. And, now that you think about it, you’ve been stopping more often at gas stations even with your around-the-city driving. The frequency of the stops just kind of crept up on you (with New Orleans gas prices down about 90 cents a gallon from last year, you weren’t paying as much attention as usual).

Many factors could account for the increased gas consumption. Among them are your driving style (stop and go, driving more than 60 mph); under- or overinflated tires; a clogged, or dirty, air filter; and heavy use of your auto air conditioning, according to There are other factors.

“Faulty spark plugs, dragging brakes, kinked vacuum lines and faulty fuel injectors can cause your car to use more fuel than you think it should,” ehow says. “Take your car to a mechanic; he should be able to identify the problem.”

You’ll find the best New Orleans area auto mechanics at Twin Tire and Auto Care. Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans car repair and auto air service shop since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient locations for A/C repair and auto care for cars and light trucks – Harvey, Marrero and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a location in Harahan for auto air and other repair to heavy, commercial vehicles.

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