Will Using Gas Additives Improve My Vehicle’s Performance?

We see them every time we gas up. Those little (or sometimes, not so little) bottles of fuel additives claiming to improve your vehicle’s performance by cleaning out your engine, in particular, your fuel injectors.

The long and short of it is, if your vehicle is not showing a Check Engine code, idling roughly or misfiring, your engine is probably pretty clean. Also, your mechanic has equipment that is especially designed to “wash” your fuel lines, without adding chemicals to your gasoline. Like they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

There is no need to go about adding solvents or solutions to your gas, or any other fluid in your vehicle. If you keep your car maintained with oil changes, transmission oil changes and keeping all fluid levels topped off, you shouldn’t need to add anything to any of your car’s systems.

If it has been awhile since you had an oil or transmission fluid change, come in and see us to keep your vehicle running smoothly and getting you the performance you deserve. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!