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Ways to Better Your Gas Mileage


How you operate your vehicle significantly impacts your fuel economy. Whether gas prices are low or high, you can still save serious money by making minor adjustments to your driving style and habits. We have gathered some of the best tips and practices to ease the pain of paying at the pump.



Tips on How to Get Better Gas Mileage

Slow down and drive at a steady pace. According to Consumer Reports, "driving faster on the highway can significantly take a bite out of a car's fuel efficiency." As we can guess, the harder we accelerate, the more fuel is being used. Consequently, when we frequently press on the brakes, we also waste the fuel power that we previously used to get up to speed. To save money, avoid harsh acceleration and braking whenever possible. 


Unload your car with unnecessary heavy items.  Heavier items are not fitted for long-time storage in your vehicle, especially if you want to maximize your fuel economy. Remove any unnecessary junk that has been sitting in your car. Not only will you be bettering your gas mileage, but you'll be happy to get into a clean car after.


Check your tires regularly. All things surrounding your tires (tire rotations, tire pressure, tire tread, etc.) have an impact on your MPG. Make sure that you get your wheels adequately inspected and meet their pressure requirements. 


Limit AC/Heat when possible.  The higher you crank up the air conditioning, the more fuel will be drawn from your tank to power it. In general, you should expect a decrease of 1 to 4 mpg with the air conditioning running.


Regular Car Maintenance. One of the best ways to maximize your gas mileage is to get your car serviced regularly. We can conduct a thorough inspection of your tires, air filters, and more to make sure you are getting the most out of your fuel.


Start saving money on these gas-saving practices today! If you need maintenance to ensure you get the best gas mileage from your car, bring your vehicle to Gil's Garage Inc of Half Moon.

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