Gas prices may be cheap at the moment but as we all know that can change quickly and dramatically. This makes it important to look for ways to improve your gas mileage. Here we have a few simple tips to help you gain better fuel mileage, allowing you to drive with a little less stress.
Setting and maintaining tire pressure can help you lessen your use of gas. Think of it this way, when the pressure in your car tires is less than optimal. It requires more power to maintain contact between the road and the tire. Keeping them set at the manufacturer’s recommended levels makes for ideal results. You can maintain the pressure in your vehicle’s tires by checking them at least once a week.
Reduce Excessive Weight
One of the things we do not think about often regarding fuel consumption is your vehicle’s added weight. The more weight your car has to carry, the more fuel it requires. All the small and big things in your vehicle for no reason add to your car’s total weight; by removing them, you reduce the stress your car’s engine has to take on. This also applies to any aftermarket accessories you may have. So think twice next time you are looking for some add-ons for your vehicle.
Using the recommended motor oil makes a great deal of difference in the long run. Using any motor oil will not have the same impact as using motor oil designed to ensure your vehicle’s efficiency. By following the manufacturer’s guidelines, you can quickly get the engine going the way it was meant to be and keep your gas mileage in check.
Keeping Things Shut
Keeping things shut from the gas cap to the windows can significantly impact your gas mileage. Your car’s fuel efficiency relies considerably on how it deals with air while on the move. For instance, when you open your car’s windows (even partly) during a high-speed drive it requires extra force for the vehicle to push through it. The increased drag makes an impact on the car’s movement, pulling it back as you try to push through.
Similarly, when oxygen starts to leak from your gas tank, it offers air a way into the gas tank. In return, it pulls gasoline from the tank and makes the engine of your vehicle burn more gas. Ensuring your gas cap is correctly tightened each time you fill the tank and replacing the gas cap rubber seals when required helps maintain peak performance.
When you sit in your car – with your car running – waiting for something or someone to arrive, you are burning gas without reason. Yes, your vehicle does require an extra punch of gas when you crank it up but compare it to the fuel you will burn, allowing your car to sit idly. Only by understanding your vehicle will you be able to make the best decision. Making the right judgment call at such a point makes all the difference in the world.
With these easy-to-follow tips, you can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage by a great deal. While the impact might not be extraordinary in terms of days or weeks, but the overall impact it will make annually will have you pushing for more ways you can save gas.