With gas prices so high, Fuel Efficiency is a big deal and must for any driver! With the summer traveling season upon us, it is even more important to improve our vehicle’s gas mileage. Listed below are some tips that will help you conserve fuel and hopefully, save a little money this summer.
Properly inflate your tires. Keeping your tires properly inflated can reduce fuel consumption by up to 3%. Check your tires regularly to make sure that they are at the pressure level recommended by your manufacturer.
Avoid aggressive driving. Accelerating slowly and braking over a long distance will help increase fuel efficiency. Keeping a steady speed is best. Studies indicate that moderate driving will save drivers and average of 31%.
Keep your vehicle well maintained. A well-tuned car will run more efficiently than one that has been neglected. Routine maintenance will ensure that all of your vehicle parts are working at optimal level. Simply replacing a dirty air filter can increase gas mileage by 20%.
Consolidate trips: When out running errands, try to combine tasks so that you are not wasting money by driving all over town. After all, the best way to save money on gas is to limit your driving.
Slow down: Speeding can increase drag, causing your fuel consumption to increase. Drive the speed limit, especially on long trips, and save up to 12% in fuel costs.
Avoid Idling: If you are sitting in your vehicle longer than a minute or two without moving, go ahead and turn off the engine. Just like leaving on a light while you are not at home, idling simply wastes gas.
Following these simple steps will help you save some money this summer on gas. Visit Havoline® xpress lube® at 725 Highway 66 South in Kernersville, NC for routine service and vehicle repairs. We are conveniently located to Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem.