Tire Associates
305 Lundin Blvd, Mankato, MN 56001 (507) 625-2975

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The US government has a website dedicated to helping us use less fuel here in the Mankato, St. Peter and Alexandria areas. It presents the cost savings in a way Mankato drivers can relate to, no matter what kind of vehicle we drive. Here's an example:

Having your engine properly tuned can save up to 4%. If you're paying $3.50 for a gallon of gas in Mankato, you could save 14 cents a gallon.

Dollars Per Gallon              $3.00  $3.50  $4.00
Tune Up 4%                          0.12    0.14    0.16


Replacing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve economy by up to 40 percent for Minnesota auto owners. That's a whooping $1.40 in savings per gallon.

Dollars Per Gallon                          $3.00   $3.50   $4.00
Faulty O2 Oxygen Sensor 40%       1.20     1.40     1.60

Chances are that if your vehicle oxygen sensor is kaput, your Check Engine light will come on. Now, any number of things 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 Tire Associates at 305 Lundin Blvd in Mankato.

Here's an easy one for busy Minnesota drivers: Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure. That could save you three percent or 11  cents a gallon. Even a little drop in pressure will cost you at the Mankato pump so check your vehicle tires every week.

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

Here are some free gas saving tips: Don't drive aggressively; drive within the Mankato speed limit and remove excess weight (junk in the trunk) from your vehicle. These can add up to a dollar or more per gallon.

At Tire Associates, we have been providing professional, quality auto repair and maintenance for -1949 years. 

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Tire Associates
305 Lundin Blvd
Mankato, Minnesota zip code 56001