With inflation on the rise, you may be thinking of ways to save money or cut costs. Using your car for long work commutes or frequent smaller trips can really make an impact on your wallet. You might be interested to know that you can save yourself a few dollars and increase your gas mileage with these 5 tips on fuel efficiency.
Maintain Your Tires
One of the most simple ways to increase fuel efficiency, by up to 8 cents per gallon, is to make sure your tires are at the correct inflation. Improperly inflated tires reduce your gas mileage but also cause tire damage, further costing you in the long-term in more frequent replacements.
Use a High-Quality Motor Oil For Your Car
You can save up to 5 cents per gallon by checking your vehicle manufacturer and using the thinnest-viscosity of motor oil to suit. If a professional auto repairer is servicing your vehicle, they will know which oil is recommended.
Empty the Trunk
You may not think that having your trunk full makes any difference to your fuel economy, but you would be saving the difference of up to 6 cents per gallon. You might not need your heavy stroller on every trip or to drive around your golf clubs all week. Make sure to unload these heavy items to regularly save on fuel.
Don't Keep the Car Running
Most new car engines automatically switch off after a few seconds of idling. If yours doesn't have this technology you could be wasting 2 cents per gallon for every 2 minutes you sit at those traffic lights. Turn your engine off to cut costs.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Every time you put the pedal to the metal and accelerate, you put pressure on the engine to work harder. Reducing your speed and driving at a more steady pace can save you 20 cents on the gallon. Not to mention, being kinder to your car will save you on replacing and repairing worn-out parts.
Come visit our D. Wells Automotive Service for your next service and see how your vehicle can improve its fuel efficiency.