Having a fuel-efficient vehicle is something everyone strives for. If the vehicle is fuel-efficient, it can help save you money at the pump. To help get better mileage, a change in driving habits may be in order. The easiest thing to change is the speed that you travel. While going fast can be tempting, it can decrease your mileage as you drive. Driving sixty miles per hour instead of seventy miles per hour can save you two to four miles per gallon on your trip. This can add up to huge savings over time.
It is also important to not accelerate too quickly or slam on the brakes. Instead, try to anticipated stoplights and signs. Rapid accelerating or braking can waste fuel, as well as causing wear and tear on the brakes. Keeping the windows up can also help to provide better fuel efficiency. Having the windows down can create aerodynamic drag that can cause the engine to work harder.
The tires should be inflated to the amount recommended in the vehicle owner’s manual. If the tires are underinflated, there could be concern for a blowout when you travel. Tires that are overinflated can pick up sharp objects on the road and puncture the tire. Improperly inflated tires can also cause uneven wear on the tire, resulting in the need to replace them sooner than necessary.
Also make sure to have the air filter inspected and changed as recommended. Air filters that are clean can save up to ten percent on fuel costs. Another beneficial thing you can do is to remove any unneeded weight you might have in the vehicle or trunk. The less weight in in the vehicle, the better the fuel efficiency can be. If you ever notice anything out of the norm, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you.