Elite Automotive & Tire Center
254 Route 206, Byram, NJ 07821 973.691.1444

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The US government has a website dedicated to helping us use less fuel here in the Byram, Andover and Stanhope areas. It presents the cost savings in a way Byram 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 Byram, 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 NJ 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 Elite Automotive & Tire Center at 254 Route 206 in Byram.

Here's an easy one for busy NJ 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 Byram 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 Byram 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 Elite Automotive & Tire Center, we have been providing professional, quality auto repair and maintenance for -1981 years. 

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Elite Automotive & Tire Center
254 Route 206
Byram, NJ zip code 07821