Wondering how to decrease the amount of fuel your vehicle uses?
First Tire and Automotive is here with the answer!
Simply follow a few simple rules, and you’ll be saving money in no time:
- Don’t underestimate the amount of stuff you haul around in the trunk or backseat. If you’re toting things around — particularly heavy things — that aren’t vital to your daily routine, remove them. Not only is this cluttering up your vehicle and making it work harder, under-or over-inflated tires can hinder the gas mileage you get on the road. Make sure you get those bad boys rolling the way they were intended by inflating them to the recommended PSI listed in your owner’s manual.
- Don’t let renegade fuel escape from the tank. Broken or unsecured gas caps can allow fuel to escape and vaporize, so make sure yours is working correctly.
- Don’t hammer down on the accelerator or hit the brakes hard. Gradually letting your vehicle reach the desired speed conserves more fuel and is easier on all its systems.
- Don’t roll your windows down. Just in case you’re tempted to drive with the windows down, remember that doing so creates drag when moving and decreases fuel economy.
- Don’t idle for long periods of time. This goes without saying — but we’re saying it anyway! Turning your car back on uses less fuel then letting it run while sitting still for an extended amount of time. After all, if you’re not moving, it doesn’t matter how fuel-efficient your vehicle is; you’re getting zero miles to the gallon.