10 tips to improve your gas mileage
Saving money is always in style, and even though we may be driving less lately, we want to make our driving dollar go further.
Here are 10 tips on how to maximize your gas mileage now:
- Take care of your tires
Improve fuel economy by ensuring that your tires are properly inflated. This improves your gas mileage and reduces unnecessary wear and tear.
- Empty your trunk
Reduce extra weight in your vehicle by clearing out the junk you’ve been carting around in the trunk of your car.
- Use the right motor oil
Whether you’re changing it yourself or having it done at the garage, ensure that you’re using the ideal motor oil for your type of vehicle.
- Align the front end
Over time, small impacts like driving over uneven road surfaces can do damage and can misalign your wheel system, causing reduced mileage and premature tire wear, and makes your engine work harder.
- Avoid extra braking
By constantly hitting the breaks, you’re putting extra stress on your vehicle’s system. Try to avoid the start/stop of unnecessary breaking.
6. Quit idling
If you’re going to be stopped for more than 30 seconds, turn off your car’s engine to reduce gas consumption.
7. Slow down!
Asking your vehicle to constantly accelerate burns extra fuel, Instead, try a slower and steadier approach to driving
8. Replace your air filters
Keeping these clean and clear will help your engine to run more efficiently
9. Time your fill-ups
Early in the morning or late at night — those are generally the times when gas is less expensive
10. Drive less!
If your destination isn’t too far away, try walking or cycling instead. It’s a great way to get some exercise, save on gas, and reduce your environmental footprint.