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Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

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There are several things you should inspect on your vehicle. By doing so, you can help improve the fuel efficiency as you drive. If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in, make sure to contact us and we can advise you how often the vehicle should be brought in. By changing a few driving habits, you can be changing the gas mileage you get.

 

You can help improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle by simply changing a few driving habits. The most effective change is to accelerate slowly and to brake over a longer distance. Speeding, braking, and rapid acceleration all lead to wasting gas. You should also use cruise control when acceptable. This helps keep driving speeds at a steady and constant moderate pace. If you try to anticipate stoplights and signs, you will get better gas mileage. It is also important to slow down when driving. Gas mileage decreases once you go above 60 miles per hour.

 

By keeping your vehicle maintained properly, you can also help with fuel efficiency of it. Having it in for a regularly scheduled maintenance check up will help ensure your vehicle is running the best it can. Be sure to check the tire pressure of your vehicle and by keeping your tires properly inflated it can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer. Also checking the alignment of your wheels is important as well. Uneven tire wear can lower gas mileage and the tires will wear out more quickly.

 

Also lighten your load when you travel and carry with you only the necessities. For every extra 250 pounds that you haul, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel. Also reducing anything that causes drag with your vehicle, such as luggage racks and bike racks will help you get better mileage. When you are done filling your vehicle, make sure your gas cap is on tight. Improperly sealed gas caps will let fuel vaporize and lower your fuel efficiency. If you ever notice the fuel efficiency is poor, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.

 

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