Preserving Your Gas Mileage

cars in traffic on highwayGasoline is an unavoidable expense for car owners, so stretching each gallon to the max is important to get your money’s worth. Fortunately, there are several simple maintenance tips to help keep your car running smoothly and at its optimum fuel efficiency. Here we have detailed several practical ways to care for your car and help make each gallon of gasoline last.

Mileage Matters

Following the posted speed limit is important not only for safety, but also for fuel economy. Most cars reach maximum fuel efficiency between 45 and 60 mph. Safely slowing down 5 or 10 mph will save you money at the pump.

Properly inflating your tires is key in fuel efficiency. Inflating your tires beyond the recommended pressure, or letting them deflate below the recommended pressure, causes extra wear and tear to your tires and makes your car work harder – decreasing your miles per gallon.

Driving more calmly can also maintain your mileage. Rapid acceleration and frequent braking uses extra gas and decreases efficiency. Resist the urge to always pass the car in front of you – driving calmly is safer for everyone on the road, easier on your car, and friendly on your wallet.

Tuning up your car and having it regularly inspected can help maintain your fuel efficiency and extend the life of your vehicle. For expert auto repair and maintenance, call us at (609) 737-7226 today!