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A Smooth Ride: Energy Efficient Tires

There are a variety of extra features for Hybrids that increase energy efficiency, and low rolling resistance tires are a popular one. Tires are the main component that make the car go – without them, vehicles can’t function. Hybrid cars are designed to be fuel efficient, which makes them a likeable choice for many drivers. Low rolling resistance tires increase the fuel efficiency of Hybrid cars in a variety of ways. We at Savage Automotive offer low rolling resistance tires and tire services for Hybrids, and we have seen how much our customers enjoy the smooth ride of their new upgrade. Energy efficient tires are definitely worth the money savings in the long run. How They Work With low rolling resistance tires, your car will not be dragged when it accelerates, which saves a significant amount of fuel. These wheels work by minimizing the vehicle’s needed rolling effort, which requires less energy. The value of the rolling resistance force divided am ... read more

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Maintenance Tips for Your Hybrid Vehicle

Prevent Your Hybrid from Damage Every vehicle needs to be properly maintained in order to avoid mechanical issues. Compared to regular gas fuel cars, hybrids have features that already allow it to be durable and long lasting. However, as an auto shop that specializes in hybrid services, we also encourage vehicle owners to perform routine maintenance. Hybrid maintenance is pretty much similar to standard vehicles because they require upkeep of all major systems. Money is saved when time is taken to carefully maintain your hybrid, which also allows it to last much longer. In a hybrid, the transmission and electric drive motor are combined to work together as a whole, so when one fails, so does the other. That’s when you would need a team of auto professionals like us at Savage Automotive to repair it. We understand that routine maintenance on all of your hybrid’s systems as a whole can be a hassle. But if you know how to properly check them all, it can be well worth i ... read more

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What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

What Causes the Check Engine Light to Turn On?

All vehicles are manufactured with the check engine light feature. Although car owners tend to dread it, the light is an important warning that the car needs maintenance or repair. The ironic aspect about the light is that the issue of the car isn’t necessarily the engine itself that is malfunctioning – it is usually the parts of the car that have a connection with the engine. So when cars are brought into Savage Automotive for a diagnosis, we don’t just simply check the engine. We investigate and inspect all of the vehicle’s parts. We’ve formed a list of the top five car issues that are associated with the check engine light. Loose Gas Cap – If the gas cap is missing or loose, the fuel system becomes exposed and pressure cannot be maintained. Gasoline fumes get released into the atmosphere when the car isn’t being driven and fuel is lost. Catalytic Converter – The catalytic converter becomes damaged due to maintenance negle ... read more

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