Due to the high prices of fuel, increasing the fuel mileage is the best way to protect your pocket book and to save cost.
Below are some ways to spend less money on fuel by increasing your car mileage.
1. REDUCE EXCESS WEIGHT
If your car has front-wheel drive, putting extra weight on the rear axle means the front wheels aren’t getting as good a grip as they could be, which reduces your mileage. Also, extra weight means the engine has to work a little harder to move the car, which also reduces your gas mileage. Lightening the load can help you get a mile or two more per gallon.
2. PROPERLY INFLATE TYRES
Basically, under-inflated tires result in your engine using more gas to move the car.
Make sure your tires are inflated to the pressure indicated in your owner’s manual for the best balance between gas mileage and traction.
3. REPLACE AIR FILTERS AND SPARK PLUGS
Replacing the air filter and spark plugs during a routine auto checkup not only helps your car last longer, but it can help your engine burn gas more efficiently.
4. USE RECOMMENDED MOTOR OIL
Engines are designed to work best with specific types of motor oil. Using an heavier weight oil than is recommended could create too much friction and cause the engine to work harder and burn more fuel. Check your owner’s manual to see what’s recommended for your car, and utilize only that type of oil.
5. DRIVE AT THE SPEED LIMIT OR BELOW
Most cars burn gas less efficiently at speeds of 60 miles per hour or higher. Driving slower has an immediate effect on your gas mileage. Cars vary at which speeds they are most efficient, but none have a top-efficiency speed greater than 60 miles per hour.
There’s plenty you can do to increase your fuel mileage, and using these tips will help you save loads of cash.
What other tips do you use to increase your fuel mileage?