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How to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

With gas prices on the rise, our clients are always asking, “What can I do to get better gas mileage when I drive?” Here are some of the things you can do to ensure improved gas mileage for your car:

your car clean. Mud on the undercarriage can weigh a significant amount and slow you down.

your daily trips and errands. This will also save you the cost of restarting your engine, which uses a lot of gas.

air conditioning when possible. However, when driving at higher speeds, having your windows open also creates drag.

throttle the gas or brake! Sudden starts or stops use more gas than gradual changes of speed.

idle for too long. Turn off the engine if you anticipate a lengthy wait.

car warm-ups in winter

out the trunk. The more weight in your car, the more drag it creates.

high speeds. We know this is almost impossible to resist, but you can improve your gas mileage about 15 percent by driving at 55 mph rather than 65 mph.

overdrive. If your car is equipped with overdrive gearing use it as soon as your speed is high enough.

the spark to your engine. This way, the air and fuel mixture will be burnt better.

your intake/output system. Helping gas get in and exhaust out of your vehicle will improve overall performance and gas mileage.

friction. Use high-quality or synthetic motor oil.

your oil! Low oil makes your engine work harder.

your filters. Dirty filters can sometimes increase the amount of fuel your vehicle is using by 10 percent.

tires properly inflated and aligned. Check regularly to ensure your wheels are fully inflated and your alignment is good.

regular engine tune-ups and car maintenance checks. A lot can go wrong with a car. Damaged spark plugs or transmission problems can also contribute to poor gas mileage.

cruise control. Keeping a constant speed is ideal for improving your gas mileage.

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