Tips for better gas mileage
With gas prices constantly fluctuating, and soon to be on the rise, now is the perfect time to look at ways you can get better gas mileage for your money. Below are several tips for getting better gas mileage out of your vehicle.
One way to get better gas mileage out of your vehicle is to watch how fast you drive. Driving at a moderate speed will help you get more miles per gallon as opposed to putting the pedal to the metal. Just remember, the faster you go, the more gas you use. Additionally, avoiding hard acceleration and hard braking whenever possible will also help you get more for your money when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Use Cruise Control
One way people use a lot of gas is by not maintaining a constant speed while on the highway. Once you get up to speed on the highway, engage your car’s cruise control. This will help ensure you maintain a steady speed, instead of constantly slowing down and speeding up. As a bonus, smooth acceleration, braking and cornering will also help extend the life of your car’s engine, transmission, brakes and tires.
Change Octane if Possible
Did you know that by using medium or premium gas in your tank when you don’t need to will cost you a lot of extra money. Check your vehicle’s owner manual. If it says “regular”, then use regular. Putting mid-grade or premium is not going to help your car run better, faster or help it get better miles per gallon.
Keep Up with Regular Maintenance
Perhaps most important of all is routine maintenance. The experts at Beck Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM agree how well you care for your car will directly impact how many miles you get per gallon. Make sure you regularly change the oil, the oil filter, the air filter, the fuel filter, and even your spark plugs as needed to keep your car performing its best. Occasionally cleaning the fuel injectors will also help you get better mpg. Even your tire pressure can cost you money when it comes to gas mileage. If you take care of these on a regular basis, you will soon see a difference in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
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