Gas Saving Tips
Are you getting your ideal gas mileage?
Whether fuel prices are rising or falling, make sure you’re getting the best possible gas mileage. By following these tips provided here and receiving regular service, you’ll get the gas mileage you desire and save money all year long.
Top 3 Gas Saving Tips
Change Oil Regularly
A well-lubricated engine is essential for getting good gas mileage and will increase the life of the engine. Changing the oil 2,000 miles past its service interval will decrease engine life by 10,000 miles/year. Changing the oil 3,500 miles past service interval will decrease life by 20,000 miles/year.
Regular Fuel Service Cleaning & Tuneups
Regular service to clean and improve fuel flow along with regularly changing your spark plugs can greatly improve mileage.
BG Fuel Saver
This product is used by the Nevada State Highway patrol and should increase gas mileage by approximately 2 mpg.
More Gas Saving Tips
New tires and wheels may look good, but if they are wider than stock they will increase rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy.
Accelerate With Care
Hard accelerations require more fuel.
Avoid Long Warm Up
Prolonged warming of the engine is not necessary for today’s cars. Thirty to forty five seconds is enough.
Keep Windows Closed At Highways Speeds
Open windows cause air drag, reducing you mileage by up to 10%.
Drive With One Foot
If you rest your left foot on the brake you will wear out your brakes quicker and create mechanical drag on the vehicle.
Remove Unnecessary Weight
Do not carry weighty items in your car unless you need them.
Clean Air Filter
Replace dirty air filters. This is especially important for older vehicles.
Check Tire Pressure Monthly
A tire will typically lose 1 psi of pressure/month. Under inflated tires require more energy to turn and will decrease mileage dramatically.
Choose Top Tier Gasolines
Car manufactures typically recommend top tier gasoline. Off brands typically have higher ethanol content that decreases mileage.
Slowing down and speeding up frequently wastes fuel.
When approaching hills, accelerate before the hill, not while you are on it.
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