Drivers are always looking to save money on gas, but even more so when gas prices are soaring. Fortunately, there are some easy changes any driver can make that will produce immediate savings at the fuel pump.
Follow this advice to start saving today.
Plan Your Trips
Even running errands can yield savings in gas with just a little planning. Take the trip during low traffic times of the day. Maximize the time you spend highway driving. Combine errands as much as possible. You can even try the "turn right strategy," that delivery services utilize to save gas.
Keep Up Your Vehicle
A well-maintained vehicle uses less gas to get around because it runs smoother. It is as simple as 1+1=2. Keep your vehicle tuned up and take it in for oil changes, etc. when you are supposed to take it in.
Watch Your Speed
The country has spent four decades debating whether "55 saves lives," but it sure does save gas. If you drive on highways, 55 might be a tad slow, but fuel efficiency decreases from that point on.
Start too fast or too slow and you waste gas. Flooring it wastes the most, but so does spending a lot of time in lower gears getting up to speed.
Check Your Tires
Your vehicle has a recommended air pressure for your tires. This is for your safety and to get the most out of the tires possible. Tires that are underinflated waste a lot of fuel. Check your owner's manual or on the plate on the inside of your driver's side door to see your vehicle's recommended PSI.
Check the Fuel Cap
Cracked or poorly fitting gas caps allow for the evaporation of gas. One time is not much, but over the course of an entire summer or year, if you live in a warmer climate, it can add up.
Drive When Necessary
It goes without saying that the most gas saved is the gas that does not get used.
If you need fuel system repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!