How to Improve Your Fuel Mileage

The increase in gas prices has recently put a burden on many of our wallets. It has some of us thinking if there's a better way to improve our vehicles' gas mileage. In fact, there are little changes you can make to your driving habits that can positively improve your fuel economy over time. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money on gas!

 

Tip #1: Brake and Accelerate Gradually

As you can guess, the quicker we accelerate, the more fuel gets burned at once. Furthermore, constantly pressing on the brake pedal will also waste more energy. We highly advise you to avoid harsh acceleration and braking whenever possible and take things easy. 

 

Tip #2: Remove Heavy Items

Some cars are just not meant to be hauling heavy items. Hefty items can waste your gas, add drag to your engine, and wear down your brakes quicker. Do yourself a favor and remove any heavy equipment and tools from your car to get the most out of your gas. 

 

Tip #3: Tire Maintenance

Tire rotations, tire pressure, tire tread, etc., impact your vehicle's fuel economy. It is crucial for you to regularly check your tire's pressure, tread depth, and wear pattern. Ensuring they meet your factory-recommended standards is key to getting the best possible MPG.

 

Tip #4: Know When to Use & Not Use A/C

Your HVAC system can draw a lot of power from your car. If you are cruising around the city, you should ditch the A/C and crank open your windows. However, you should opt for A/C when driving on the highway or at higher speeds.

 

We hope some of these tips will benefit you in the upcoming months! If you need any maintenance or repairs for your vehicle, we invite you to Snider Auto Care. Please give us a call or schedule an appointment online with us today!

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