The season of travel is almost upon us – which means the price at the pump will start going up. There are some simple steps to make sure that your getting the most fuel efficiency for your dollar.
Upgrade. No matter how much you love good ol’ vehicle, updating to a newer more fuel efficient car can save you more money in the long run. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation , over the past 10 years vehicles have been made more fuel-efficient than their predecessors. In fact the average car got approx 35.5 mpg in 2013 vs 29.1 in 2003.
Maintenance. Be sure to stay up-to-date with regular vehicle maintenance. Regular oil and filter changes help keep your vehicle running fuel-efficient. Make sure your tires are properly inflated to reduce drag so your engine is working over-time can also help increase your gas mileage. You also may need to replace your tires to help increase your fuel-efficiency as well.
Clean it Out. Did you know that excess weight on or in your vehicle makes your car work harder, and burn more fuel? Remove rooftop cargo containers, excess baggage from your truck and get a smoother ride while saving fuel!
Slow Down. I know it’s hard to fathom, but fast acceleration and hard braking can increase your gas mileage! You could save up to 33% on the highway and 5% in the city according to the U.S Department of Energy. Try to stay under 65 mph and avoid hard braking when necessary.
This post is sponsored in part by Reedman-Toll Jaguar.