Summer traveling season is on the horizon which means we may be seeing a higher price at the pump. To help you get the most out of your fuel dollars we have put together a list of gas saving tips.
Properly Inflated Tires: The more friction that your tires make with the ground the more fuel your vehicle will consume. In order to minimize your vehicle’s fuel consumption, you will want to check your tire pressure often to ensure that they are properly inflated.
Keeping up with Maintenance: From oil changes to air filters keeping up with regular maintenance is key to save money at the pump. It is important to ensure that you are using the correct grade of motor oil, changing it on time, and replacing your oil filter. As well as changing out air filters regularly to improve engine performance.
Drive Efficiently: While you may want to put the pedal to metal doing so may use your fuel up. Instead gradually accelerating and stopping can save you up to minimize gas consumption by 35%. Others ways to drive efficiently include avoiding high speeds and maintaining a steady speed when possible.
Use Technology: With an abundance of technology at our fingertips there are free tools you can use to minimize your fuel consumption. There are apps such as Waze which allows you to plan your drive and avoid high traffic areas. Another app that can help you save is GasBuddy which allows you to compare the gas prices near you.
We hope these gas saving tips will help you save a few bucks this summer. However, if your car isn’t getting the gas mileage it used to or you are noticing an increase in fuel consumption give us a call at (210)490-6552. We are able to diagnose what is causing your poor gas mileage and repair your vehicle to run like new.