Services We Offer:
- Wet Kits
- Glass Repair
- Air Conditioning
- Radiator & Cooling
- Car Hauler Repairs
- General Truck Repair
- General Trailer Repair
- Secure Vehicle Storage
- RV Repairs and Service
- Dry Bulk Trailer Repairs
- Charge Air Cooler Testing
- Transmission & Drive Line
- Truck Preventative Maintenance
- Trailer Preventative Maintenance
- Truck Frame, Alignment & Suspension
Your Biggest Fuel Saver May Be Your Right Foot
Drivers of heavy-duty trucks may boost fuel efficiency by as much as 22
percent by changing their driving and idling habits, according to a
survey of almost 700 U.S. truck drivers. The survey results indicate
that truck-driver training may have as much of an impact at cutting
greenhouse-gas emissions as powertrain improvements and vehicle weight
reductions. Such fuel economy improvements may save commercial truck
operators more than $12,500 a year per truck, according to a report by San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems,
whose products track individual driving habits for fleet operators.
After two months of eco-driving training, the average driver surveyed by
SmartDrive improved his fuel efficiency to 6.73 miles per gallon from
5.92 miles per gallon, the company said in the report.
The whole idea is to get the biggest bang for the buck, if there are
some ways you can get more miles to the gallon, why not pursue them? So
the question is how to increase fuel economy on your own truck.
Keeping your highway speed at 55 mph can increase fuel economy as much
as 25% compared to 75 mph. Keep in mind that over 50% of the energy
required to move a vehicle down the road is spent overcoming aerodynamic
The faster you drive the more air you will have to push
out of the way. And this dramatically increases rolling resistance.
Consequently, the fuel economy decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph because of the increase in air resistance.
As a rule of thumb you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $.21 per gallon for fuel.
The most common mistake by new and experienced drivers alike is the
acceleration procedure. Discipline and consistency are so important if
you want to increase fuel economy.
Using the most up to date technologies, The Oil Medics works
with Owner Operators and Fleets to increase fuel economy.
We take what we have tested to make your truck run as efficiently as possible.