6 things you can do to improve your gas mileage

With today’s gas prices what they are who can’t use a few of these tips?  As gas prices soar, more and more people are feeling the pinch at the pump. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help improve your gas mileage and in turn save money at the pump.

Get a tune-up

Often people overlook this basic car maintenance until something comes up that forces them to get their car taken care of. Getting things like spark plugs and wires replaced and changing out your filters can really help to improve your gas mileage and prevent issues with your car later on saving you money. The truth is these are easy tasks you can even do yourself with a little time and energy.

Get an oil change

While an oil change is often down when you get a tune-up you should get an oil change more often. An engine that is well lubricated with clean oil will run more efficiently and require less gas to make it run properly. follow the recommendations on the sticker your oil change place puts on your window and do not avoid getting it done because you do not want to.

Make sure your tires are inflated and in good condition

Your tires are a vital part of how your car moves and when your tires are not properly inflated or have issues like bubbles, uneven tread, and holes that need patched your car has to work a good bit harder to get where you are going. This can really put some wear and tear on your engine and require more gas to get where you are going. Check your tires regularly and keep them inflated for the best gas mileage.

Improve your driving skills

If you tend to speed, excel rapidly, or practice other bad driving habits you will find that your car has to work a bit harder and your gas mileage will go down. Try slowing down and driving better to improve your gas mileage and make your car last longer. This can even help you earn safe driving discounts from your car insurance company.

Clean out your car

It may not come to mind to give your car a good clean out but the truth is that you can improve the gas mileage of your car by reducing the weight it has to drag around. If you are the kind of person that keeps a lot of unnecessary things in your car the odds are that you will find that you can greatly reduce the weight of your car by emptying anything you do not need from your car leaving behind only necessities like car seats and your emergency kit.

Try adding injector cleaner to your fule

Cleaning your injectors is as easy as adding a simple additive from the auto part store to your fuel take when you fill-up. This will clean your injectors so that your car does not need to use as much fuel to flower through the engine to make it work. This should be done regularly and always be done when you think your vehicle may have been exposed to bad gas that has issues like water mixed in it. A common problem as gas companies take cheaper gas in an effort to lower the prices.


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