Is your gas budget getting out of hand? You don’t have to buy a whole new ride in order to get better fuel economy. A lot of vehicle maintenance and good driving habits contribute to getting better gas mileage on the road. If you follow these tips, you’re sure to see a boost in your efficiency - and your savings - in no time.
Keep Tires Properly Inflated
Yes, the health of your tires contributes to your fuel economy. If your tires are deflated, you vehicle has to exert more effort to get them rolling.
Replace Air Filter
This won’t work on newer engines that use direct-injection, computer-controlled technology, but used vehicles get better gas mileage from replaced air filters.
Tune Your Engine
The government’s fuel economy website says keeping your engine in tip-top shape can improve efficiency up to 4%.
Use Recommended Oil
If there is a recommended grade of oil in your owner’s manual, stick to that grade. You can also look for oils that say “energy conserving” on the label.
Go the Speed Limit
We all feel tempted to speed sometimes, but maintaining a steady, low speed can give you a major boost when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Did you know that aggressive driving habits can reduce your fuel economy by up to 40% in stop-and-go traffic? Save big on your gas budget by slowing down and driving more calmly.
Clean Out Your Trunk
Keep a lot of stuff in your car? All the junk might be contributing to the weight of your vehicle, as heavier objects need more force to get rolling. Reduce your car’s load and boost fuel economy by taking everything out of your trunk.
You can help keep your gas budget in check by properly servicing your vehicle and cultivating good driving habits. If you have any questions or need help, just give us a call at Bakersfield Mitsubishi.