When we shop for a new car, we all take into account the gas mileage our new vehicle will get. Even if we aren’t getting a hybrid or electric plug-in and we know that it’s not the absolute best gas mileage we can get, we still want to make sure we are getting the most out of our vehicles. Here are a few tips to help ensure that you are actually getting the most out of your new car, truck, or SUV every time you drive:
- Check Your Tire Pressure – The lower your tire pressure, the more difficult it is for your engine to push your car forward. Having the proper tire pressure can improve your fuel efficiency by 3.3%, helping you save an extra 8-9 cents per gallon according to the EPA.
- Look At Your Driving Habits – Drive smoothly. Don’t push the pedal to the medal only to get stopped at the next traffic light. Try to never go straight from the gas to the brakes, unless it’s absolutely necessary.
- Maintain Your Vehicle – Get a regular tune-up, oil change, replace your fuel filter, get your car re-aligned, etc.
- Vehicle Repairs – Make sure you get every little vehicle problem fixed before it turns into a larger issue. This is a great practice to not only help you get the most out of your next tank of gas, but also to help keep your car in working order for years to come.
If you follow these 4 tips on how to improve your gas mileage, then you just might save a few bucks at the pump and a few headaches along the way. Let us at Brown Motors know how you improve your gas mileage in the comments below!