HOUSTON, August 20, 2007 - Long road-trips and heavy summer traffic can quickly drain your gas tank---and your wallet. As drivers continue to hit the road this summer, Jiffy Lube is offering a Fuel Efficiency Review as part of the Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change to help people get the most bang for their buck from every gallon of gas.
"Particularly during these peak-driving summer months, we want to help drivers take advantage of easy ways to help maximize their fuel economy," said Lisa Carlson, global director of marketing at Jiffy Lube International. "Proper preventive maintenance can really help people improve gas mileage."
Customers will receive a free Fuel Efficiency Review with the purchase of a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change at participating service centers nationwide. During the Fuel Efficiency Review, Jiffy Lube service technicians will check the vehicle's tire pressures against the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. The Department of Energy (DOE) reports keeping a vehicle's tires inflated to the proper pressure can improve gas mileage by around 3.3 percent.
The DOE also reports consumers can realize up to a 10 percent improvement in gas mileage by replacing a vehicle's clogged engine-air filter. As part of the Fuel Efficiency Review, Jiffy Lube technicians will refer to the vehicle's manufacturer recommended air-filter replacement interval, and make recommendations accordingly. In addition, Jiffy Lube will replace the vehicle's motor oil with a fresh supply of the vehicle manufacturer's recommended grade and viscosity, which the DOE says can improve gas mileage by one to two percent.
Jiffy Lube also offers tips on driving habits that help improve gas mileage even further, such as:
- Using cruise control and overdrive gears to maintain a consistent speed,
- Observing the speed limit,
- Avoiding aggressive driving including speeding and rapid acceleration and braking, and
- Lightening a vehicle's load by removing non-critical items The Jiffy Lube Fuel Efficiency Review was first launched in 2005 in response to increased gas prices. The service aims to help drivers improve fuel efficiency and achieve a one to 10 percent savings per gallon. For more information about the Fuel Efficiency Review, please visit www.jiffylube.com.
Jiffy Lube®, with more than 2,200 service centers in North America, serves approximately 27.5 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube® pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube® International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit www.jiffylube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube® and vehicle care.