Getting Better Gas Mileage

March 20th, 2013 by

Getting Better Fuel Economy

Getting Better Fuel Economy

As the cost of gas keeps climbing and climbing, there are only a few options available to drivers that are looking to keep driving without breaking the bank. One of the easiest ways to have a more fuel efficient time behind the wheel is to invest in either a hybrid – for reduced gasoline consumption – or a full-blown electric car like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
But if you’re looking for ways to save money without investing in a new vehicle, we’ve got some tips for better gas mileage on traditional gasoline-driven vehicles.

Quick and Easy Ways to Cut Fuel Spending

People like to say that there’s the easy way to do something and the right way to do it, but when it comes to saving money on gas, the easy way and the right way often overlap:

  • To start with, one of the most effective solutions is also one that you should be doing anyway: changing your oil. By cutting down friction in your engine, you can get a noticeable increase in your fuel economy. If you’re behind on your oil changes, schedule an appointment with us today, and we’ll get you fixed up.
  • The next tip we have is something you actually shouldn’t be doing: don’t use premium gasoline unless your vehicle requires it. It is actually less efficient, designed for more controlled engine behavior and a reduction in knocking, but knocking isn’t a big worry anymore, so go with the low-octane fuel for added savings.
  • Keep your tires inflated to where they belong. Properly inflated tires give your vehicle the right amount of surface area on the road; if you’ve got too little tire pressure, more of the tire touches the pavement, slowing you down when you don’t need or want it.
  • Take it easy. Braking and accelerating quickly will just drain your fuel tank, and it’s tough on your engine too.

These are just a few of the things you can do, but if you’re really concerned about your fuel spending and your environmental impact, consider visiting our dealership and talking with one of our professionals about the i-MiEV. We can’t wait to see you.