Glug, Glug, Glug | Car Using More Gas

There are several reasons your car is drinking gas – time to find a Madison auto mechanic you can trust.

Mondays can be really bad. 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 you’re worried that something’s wrong with your car.

You were one of the many people who left Madison 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 Madison 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 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 Madison auto mechanics at Terry’s Car Care. Terry’s has been the trusted auto repair and tire service shop in Madison for almost 50 years. Terry’s is locally owned and conveniently located in the isthmus, so we’re here to help you. While you’re having your car checked out, ask about our money-saving specials, including a $50 prepaid VISA card with the purchase of a qualifying catalytic converter.

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