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Fuel Economy in a Terrible Market

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It’s a very expensive spring! 

So many people are putting off their spring break plans as gas prices continue to climb at the pump. We’re seeing it all over Pennsylvania, but fortunately, we haven’t been hit as hard as the West Coast, where prices in some cities are reported to have gone over $10 per gallon of diesel fuel.


With gas prices steadily climbing during the invasion of Ukraine, many people are having to take strong measures to keep themselves going. Delivery services are beginning to tack on extra fees to make up the difference. Some of the very people who have finally been recalled to working in an office are once again back at home until the price of fuel recedes. But for some people, not driving is not an option. Here are some of the ways you can improve the efficiency of your gas, so you can outlive the gouging pump!


Lighten your load. Are there crates of bottled water or other things in the trunk that you feel a little too lazy about to remove? Get them out now. Make your car lighter and your efficiency will improve. The same is true for your back seat– remove clutter and streamline your car to maximize efficiency.


Commute when possible. If you have a neighbor in similar circumstances, consider carpooling for groceries or into the office.


Update your filters. Your Air and Fuel filter may have not been refreshed in some time. Renewing these filters can improve the air intake– which in turn will improve your efficiency.


Keep an Eye in the Sky. Using the Internet to prevent gridlock is especially important when gas is expensive. Know where traffic is and avoid entering heavily-congested areas. You can also download apps for your phone like GasBuddy to keep yourself aware of the lowest price for gasoline in your area.


Use the Correct Tire Pressure. If your tires are not set to the manufacturer’s PSI rating, you’re likely not getting the proper efficiency when you drive. Keep the tires inflated to the same level.


Practice Preventive Maintenance - preventive maintenance can save you money during the gas price crisis! If you’ve kept up with things like alignment, struts, fluid levels, and get full synthetic oil changes, you’re already doing a lot to make sure your car has what it needs. We can help you keep this going all year long, and it will save you money in the long run, too.


We’re going to get through this latest gas crisis. All we need is to work smarter– more efficient– and work together. Contact our friendly staff at Jeffs's Automotive when you feel that your car is telling you it needs an inspection or service visit. Please schedule an appointment for service and repair through our website. Jeff's Automotive is located at 4110 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045, and our business hours are Monday - Saturday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We are looking forward to serving you soon!