5 Car Parts to Replace to Increase Gas Mileage

Most cars have one thing in common: they require gas to run. Gas can be expensive and everyone wants to make the most of their money. A1-Auto Recyclers knows you love your vehicle, and wants to help your vehicle have a long life. We can replace outlived parts to increase your gas mileage, keep your vehicle running, and save you money in the long run. Here are some hidden tricks to maximize the mileage of your gas tank that you wouldn’t typically think of!


The wear & tear on your tires can take a serious toll on your vehicle. We suggest replacing these between 25,000 and 50,000 miles. Regularly checking your alignment and maintaining the proper pressure will save you gas mileage as well. Low pressure and improper alignment cause your vehicle to drive unevenly, affecting the gas mileage. It is a good idea to get your alignment fixed between every 1-2 years, and after you hit a big bump or curb. Your tire pressure is one of the easiest and most inexpensive parts of your vehicle to maintain and will keep your gas mileage up.

Max Air Flow Sensor

Along with your tires, this is a car part that needs regular check-ups. Often times this part can be cleaned when you check it before you need to replace it. A regular cleaning can save you money on repairing this part of your vehicle. When the air flow sensor is dirty, it causes the engine computer to read its information inaccurately. The engine computer regulates the fuel ignition and transmission shifting, so when it does not have accurate information, it leads to more problems. It is recommended to clean your air flow sensor whenever you change your filter, all you need is the proper cleaner.

Air Filter

If your air filters are not working properly, your engine will not work at its peak performance. When your engine is not working at its ideal performance, this affects gas mileage. Air filters and oxygen sensors can reduce your gas mileage by up to 20%. You can check these when your check engine light is on and regularly clean your air filters.

Oxygen Sensor

Your O2 Sensor measures the oxygen in all of the exhaust gases that are exiting the engine. The sensor uses its data to maintain the fuel to oxygen ratio, which then affects the gas mileage. It is recommended that you change this part on your vehicle after 100,000 miles.

Spark Plugs

Poorly working spark plugs negatively affect your gas mileage. When your spark plugs are misfiring, this can cost you up to 94 cents per gallon. When this problem starts to occur, we recommend getting your spark plugs professionally checked and replaced.


When you think of ways to gain gas mileage efficiency, it is typical to think of weight in your vehicle, cruise control, and other common factors rather than the specific parts in your vehicle. However, it is important to keep in mind that the parts in your vehicle all work together. When a part is overused, it will negatively impact your gas mileage as well as other long-term issues. A-1 Auto Recyclers can always find the parts you need to replace in your vehicle. Staying proactive and up-to-date with your parts is the inexpensive way to keep maximize the life of your car.