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Tips And Tricks To Lower Your Fuel Consumption

Discover practical advice and tips to help you lower your fuel consumption by reading in our blog here.
There are many ways you can save on fuel consumption, from simple changes in your driving habits to not checking the air filters for your vehicle that use less fuel. If you have questions about how these tips work, contact us! We’re always happy to help our customers better understand their cars and drive them safely. 

Make Sure You Maintain Your Vehicle

Your vehicle is like any other machine; if it isn’t maintained, the efficiency will decline and this can lead to higher fuel consumption. Regular maintenance provides you with an endless stream of benefits for your car, including improvements in its performance and lower operating costs! If you notice a decrease in gas mileage, there are five key things to check with your mechanic or if you would like to it by yourself it’s fairly simple. These issues stem from:
  • Spark plugs
  • Air filters
  • Oxygen sensors
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Tires
The best way to conserve gas is by making sure your car’s engine runs smoothly. A clogged air filter can reduce fuel mileage by as much as 20%, so it’s important you take care of those filters! In addition, many people don’t realise that replacing old or worn tires will also increase their mpg by over 5%.  To save on costs for these services, use high-quality oils and fluids from our website.

Make Sure Your Gas Cap Is On Tight

You may not be getting all the gas you think you are getting because of evaporation. 147 million gallons were lost last year due to people forgetting to close their gas caps. All that you need to do to save your precious fuel from evaporating is to make sure the cap is secure and tight and no air is leaking anywhere.

Avoid Idling

Don’t leave your engine idling, as this wastes fuel. Switch off the car if you’re stationary for more than a minute. This includes being stuck in traffic and scraping ice off vehicles in the early mornings. Modern cars use less gas when they are started up over time then left running continuously without stopping at all.

Drive Smoothly

You can save a lot of money on gas by driving smoothly and speeding up gently. Driving aggressively uses up more energy. Drive smoothly and speed up gently for the most efficient use of fuel. You’ll save wear and tear on your car, too.

Drive Slower Speeds

Lower speeds use less fuel. Reducing your speed from 80 mph to 70 mph can result in 25% less gas. And cutting your speed from 60 mph to 50 mph can improve your fuel mileage by up to 15%.

Drive A Steady Speed

Maintain a steady speed. Minor changes in the way you drive can have big effects on your fuel consumption, and it’s important to keep stay steady in order to maximize your precious fuel. Cruise control can help – under certain conditions, this might make long trips easier.

Switch Off The A/C

Turning down or turning off your vehicle’s air conditioning system can reduce fuel consumption by 20%. Even in optimal conditions, it uses more fuel than any other auxiliary feature on board.

Use The Highest Gear Possible

Manually shift into a higher gear as soon as you notice it’s time. It may seem counterintuitive, but this will help keep your fuel costs down and still allow for safe driving at slower speeds. Now that you know how easy it is to lower your fuel consumption, give it a try! You’ll be glad that you did. For our list of fuel saving product check out our shop page.