7 Ways To Improve Your Fuel Economy
The price of gas is like a roller coaster these days–one day you’re pumping with pocket change, then days later you’re taking out a second mortgage to pay for your fuel. So, we’ve listed out 7 easy ways you can get the most ‘bang for your buck’ when it comes to your gas. Read on…
Use the proper fuel. Making sure you’re using the proper gasoline is a simple way to ensure you’re getting the best possible gas mileage. If your car calls for premium gasoline, it’s because your engine is tuned specifically for that formulation of gas. On the contrary, if your vehicle does not call for premium, do not use it. Premium gas used in cars not meant for it can actually damage their performance and fuel economy.
Clean your air filter. Did you know that driving with a dirty air filter can steal up to two miles per gallon from you? Changing out your air filter on a regular basis can keep this from happening.
Check your fuel cap. If you’re like me, you often drive away from the gas station with your gas cap mistakenly left off. Making sure your fuel cap is tightly fastened will aid in keeping your fuel economy up (and will keep you from looking absent-minded).
Change your oil. When you change your oil filter in the time frame recommended, or every 3,000 miles, it will keep your engine parts clean and lubricated, which assists in better gas mileage.
Check your mileage. If your vehicle has over 30,000 miles on it, a fuel induction cleaning service will clean up carbon deposits and other buildup from your system, which helps your car run efficiently.
Change your spark plugs. If your vehicle has over 100,000 miles, changing your spark plugs can help increase your miles per gallon (and can be done during your fuel induction cleaning service!).
Adjust your tire pressure. Sudden dips in tire pressure can harm your fuel economy. Checking your tire pressure on a regular basis, and adjusting accordingly, will maximize your fuel-saving efforts. (It’s important to note: tire pressure will drop about one psi for every 10 degree drop in temperature.)
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