Synthetic motor oil reduces oil changes

Drive leaner, meaner and greener with five tips from Royal Purple.

Porter, Texas—You don’t have to buy a new electric car or dramatically change your driving habits to drive green. Vehicle owners can save money, pollute less and increase the performance and safety of their cars, trucks and SUVs by following a few simple tips provided by synthetic oil manufacturer Royal Purple.

Upgrade Lubricants
• Saves time and money
• Increases fuel economy by as much as five-percent
• Increases power

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, it uses motor oil to lubricate the engine. Vehicle owners who want to save money and time with fewer oil changes over the life of the car should consider upgrading to next generation premium synthetic oil like Royal Purple. The unique proprietary additive technology in Royal Purple allows for longer intervals between oil changes, and will provide protection and increased performance in your vehicle. You will also help the environment by disposing less oil.

Royal Purple motor oil is reported to improve fuel economy by as much as five-percent and increase horsepower and torque, when compared to leading synthetic and conventional motor oils. According to AAA, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline is currently around $3.82/gallon. Based on a potential five-percent increase in fuel economy, owners driving 20,000 miles per year who make the switch to Royal Purple could save almost $170.00/year.

Take Care of Your Tires
• Increases fuel economy by as much as four-percent
• Saves money on replacement costs
• Increases occupant safety

Underinflated and/or misaligned tires can increase fuel consumption by as much as four-percent, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Making sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer's recommended pressure will maximize fuel economy, increase the longevity of your tires and improve the safety of your car.

Replace a Clogged Air Filter
• Increases fuel economy by as much as six-percent
• Increases power

Engine air filters prevent contaminants like sand and dust from entering the engine. Like any filter, they can get clogged and restrict airflow into the engine, keeping the car from performing its best. Replacing a dirty filter is a quick, inexpensive, way to increase your car¹s power and fuel economy, as well as protect your engine.

In fact, if you have an older vehicle with a carbureted engine, replacing a clogged air filter can yield fuel economy improvements of as much as six-percent. Going one step further, there are a variety of high-flow reusable air filter options on the market that allow owners to clean themselves resulting in even better fuel economy, more power and less waste.

Stay Tuned
• Increases fuel economy by as much as four-percent
• Increases longevity of vehicle

Many new cars today self-tune so the days of needing to get regular tune-ups every time you change the oil are long gone. However, some amount of special maintenance is still required to make sure your car is running in like-new condition.

Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance by taking your car to a certified mechanic in your area to have your vehicle inspected. Fixing a poorly running engine in need of a tune-up can improve gas mileage by up to four-percent and will make your car last as long as possible.

Recycle
If you change your own oil or perform your own maintenance, dispose the used motor oil and parts responsibly. Regulations vary by state, but many service stations will accept used motor oil and filters at no charge. To find one of these locations, visit www.earth911.com.

For more information about Royal Purple or other lubricants, click here to go to Utility Products' Buyers Guide.

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