1. Avoid Aggressive Driving
Not only is aggressive driving very dangerous for you and others on the road, it is tough on your fuel usage. Accelerating quickly and slamming on the breaks is not ideal for optimum fuel economy. Try to avoid driving your vehicle in an aggressive manner for savings at the pump.
2. Roll Those Windows Down
Driving with the windows down is a little more fuel efficient than driving with the windows up, and air conditioning on. Although we would not encourage you to do so if it is uncomfortable outside, but on a nice fall day, lower your windows and enjoy the beautiful weather.
3. Lighten Your Load
While this can be a tricky tasks, a vehicle with less weight has a better fuel economy. We are not suggesting you kick your family out of the car, but take unnecessary items out of the back seat or trunk. Lightening the load can improve your fuel usage and save you money next time you fuel up.
4. Inflate Tires
Ensure your tires are aired up to the suggested PSI level. The air in tires fluctuate as the temperature changes, check your tire inflation level periodically when the weather changes during the season. Properly inflated tires can help optimize your fuel economy on the vehicle you drive.
5. Change Oil and Filters
Regular oil changes can drastically improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Over time, the oil in your car builds up dirt and other particles that can hinder the performance of the engine, causing the fuel efficiency to suffer. When an oil change is performed, the filters are typically changed at the same time, helping the engine perform better for optimum fuel economy. Make sure you schedule regular oil and filter changes for your vehicle.
While there are a number of fuel saving cards and membership reward programs available for savings on gasoline purchase, maximizing your fuel economy can save you money as well. Spieler’s Incorporated wants to help you save at the pump. For all of your service and repair needs, come to our service department in California, Missouri. Give us a call at 573-796-3129 to schedule your vehicle maintenance appointment today.
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