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Car is getting worse gas mileage

If your vehicle is getting worse gas economy than usual My Auto Shop can get it sorted with a Engine Inspection. Simply leave as many details about the issue as you can and we will contact local MTA approved mechanics that are qualified to fix the underlying issue. We'll email you quotes for an inspection within 2 working days, and where possible provide an indication as to the likely underlying issue(s) and cost to fix. You can book directly on the My Auto Shop platform in minutes.

How a Engine Inspection works with My Auto Shop:

Our qualified mechanic will look to complete a thorough inspection of your vehicle's engine using the information or symptoms you have provided via the My Auto Shop platform. To complete this the mechanic will usually start by plugging into your OBDII port and completing a complete diagnostic scan. This will highlight any error or warning codes your vehicle has and will provide the mechanic with information they. need to fix your problem.

Depending on the symptoms the mechanic will take a good look at your vehicles:
- Drive & timing belts (cambelt, serpentine belts);
- Camshaft & crankshaft;
- Spark plugs; or
- Oil pan.

Before completing any repairs the mechanic will complete a quote and look for your approval.

When your vehicle is getting worse gas economy than usual its often as a result of a:

  • Dirty Oxygen Sensor
  • Dirty Fuel Injectors
  • Bad or Dirty Spark Plugs
  • Malfunctioning Mass Airflow Sensor
  • Misaligned Tyres
  • Defective Fuel Pump
  • Clogged Fuel Filter
  • Stuck Brake Caliper

Popular services linked to a Engine Inspection:

Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement

As you drive around town, your car uses petrol. Over time this petrol starts to run out, rather than play guesswork your fuel gauge sender unit tells you how much you’ve got left. This lets you know via your fuel gauge, when it’s time to top your car off.

Throttle Body Replacement

When running, your engine needs a certain amount of fuel and air to perform at its best. The fuel injectors take care of the fuel part, the throttle body takes care of the air part. The throttle body is connected to your accelerator by a wire or by a cable, it regulates how much air is let into the engine and therefore how quickly the car accelerates.

Head gasket replacement

Nearly all modern engines have a separate engine block and head assembly. Despite not being connected, they have to be bolted together to house the valvetrain, camshaft, and manage air coming in and exhaust going out. The fluids that keep the camshaft and valves lubricated and cooled aren’t meant to get into the combustion chamber.

Distributor Rotor Button & Cap Replacement

Back in the old days, instead of an engine computer telling your spark plugs when to fire, it was the distributor. These were phased out over the 1990’s to 2000’s period. If you have a car that still uses a distributor then it must be a classic - good for you!

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