How to Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

With more people open to traveling this summer, gas prices seem to be on the rise again. Whether you are going on a road trip or simply commuting to the office, getting the most out of your gas mileage will become a priority. The way you handle and operate your vehicle heavily impacts your MPG. There are plenty of hacks out there that people swear up and down will help you save money on gasoline, but there's no better way to do it than to take good care of your car. Here are some of our tips to enhance your fuel economy:

 

Pay Close Attention to Your Tires

There are three primary determinants concerning your tires that will impact your fuel consumption: tires tread, tires alignment, and balanced tires. You should make sure they have even tread, the appropriate amount of pressure, and are correctly aligned and balanced.

 

Avoid Unnecessary Braking

This concept might sound odd at first because some people do this for precautionary measures. However, try to avoid doing it so often. Every time you slightly apply pressure to the brakes, you are essentially wasting extra gas.

 

Be Easy on the Gas Pedal

Research reveals that driving slower at a constant pace contributes to significant savings. Every time you hike up your RPM while accelerating, you're consuming more fuel. 
 

Use Cruise Control on the Highway

Take advantage of the cruise control feature of your car as much as you can. Especially when driving long distances, using this setting will save you some money by putting your vehicle at a steady speed. Additionally, it will also abstain you from speeding.

 

Pack Lightly

It would be best if you got into the habit of cleaning out your cabin and trunk. Excess weight in your vehicle creates drag on the motor engine and will make your car consume more gas. Don't carry anything too heavy unless you have to.

 

The final word of advice we have to offer is to simply bring your car into our shop for routine maintenance. Our trained technicians can also thoroughly inspect your vehicle and uncover any problem areas that could affect your MPG. If you believe that your car is not reaching the fuel mileage it should, we welcome you to bring it to Jeff's Automotive Inc. today!