Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days. There are some tips that you can follow that will help improve your vehicle’s gas mileage, and why not get as many miles out of each gallon as you can? Techway Automotive is going to list these tips below for your information. We can also help you with the final tip by keeping your vehicle in the best shape possible.
Avoid Stop-and-Go Conditions
It’s often hard to avoid stop-and-go conditions if you drive during rush hour or do a lot of city street driving. You may also be stuck behind the gate of a tollbooth or toll bridge until you pay the toll. See if there are ways you can adjust your schedule to help avoid driving in traffic. Perhaps your work will offer a flex schedule that takes your car off the road during rush hour. You can also time your speed to go in tandem with the green lights when driving on city streets. Purchase a fast pass for any toll roads or booths.
Consolidate Your Errands
It’s also important to consolidate your driving. In other words, don’t drive to the bank on one end of town and then to the market on the other end of town. Rather, find a way to do your errands with as few stops as possible. If you have the option, it’s even better to park your automobile in a centralized location and walk to each errand. This saves you a tremendous amount of gas.
Don’t Drive Aggressively
Driving aggressively uses up gasoline without you even realizing it. You’re driving faster than you should and you are pressing down on the accelerator in spurts. This burns away excess fuel. It’s better to start slowly and keep your speed to the speed limit or below.
Use Your Cruise Control
Your vehicle also uses less diesel fuel or gasoline if you maintain consistent needs. The easiest way to do this is to use your cruise control whenever you can. The cruise control does a better job of keeping the speed of your automobile consistent than your foot does on the accelerator.
Maintain Your Automobile
Finally, sticking to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule will help your engine run as efficiently as possible. The more efficient your engine runs the less fuel it uses. Common services such as oil and filter changes can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage.
Check your owner’s manual and call Techway Automotive in Dothan, AL, Opp, AL, or Blakely, GA, if your vehicle is overdue for any services.