Simple Ways to Improve The Fuel Economy of Your Vehicle

As time goes on, the cost of fossil fuels have increased.  This has meant a larger cost for people who drive just about anywhere, and with the current limitations on how fuel efficient vehicles can be, there are really not a lot of options available to the consumer to save money on the gas for their car.

There are a few things that you can do as a consumer to get better mileage for your car.

1.  Get regular tune-ups.  This might sound like common sense, but when you get a tune-up on your car, you are getting your mechanic to tune the performance to make it run as good as possible.  When you car is running as smoothly as it can, the performance that you will get will help you to save at the pumps.

2.  Keep Your Tires Filled Up.  This is perhaps the most important thing that you can do to ensure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.  For every PSI that your tire is low, your fuel economy drops by 1%.  That might not sound like a lot, but when you consider that you have four tires on your car, the impact can be staggering.  It is important to make sure that each tire is filled to the right level and they should be checked on a regular basis.

As you can see, getting better fuel mileage is really easy, and quite cost effective provided you take the time to ensure that proper maintenance is performed on your vehicle.  While you may only save a few dollars per tank, the cost savings really add up over the lifetime of your vehicle.

5 thoughts on “Simple Ways to Improve The Fuel Economy of Your Vehicle”

  1. These are really helpful. I’d like to add getting rid of unnecessary weight in your car. that means getting rid of stuff that adds to the weight that are not useful in your car. It is also a good idea to minimize idling. You may want to just switch off your engine instead of parking with your engine on. In addition, it helps if you use the right gear when driving. Using the wrong gear can use up more fuel than necessary – especially if you are using older cars that have carburetors instead of computer controlled fuel injection.

  2. Great tips. Fuel prices are always going up so it’s a good idea to think about how we can save on fuel. I also feel that we should not drive with the windows open as this will cause drag and will increase fuel consumption.


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