5 Ways To Improve Fuel EfficiencyNov 19th, 2020
It may seem like wasting gas is an inevitable part of driving, but there are ways you can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.
STOP DRIVING WITH A LEAD FOOT
The best method for improving fuel efficiency is to watch your speed and avoid aggressive driving. This includes rapid acceleration and braking. Breaking your lead foot habit can save gas anywhere from 10% to 40% on gas mileage.
SCHEDULE REGULAR MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Servicing your vehicle regularly is good for both your engine and your fuel efficiency. Your car will run more smoothly when all parts of your engine work as intended. When your car runs smoothly, it will use gas more efficiently.
AVOID LONG PERIODS OF IDLING
Many people think that sitting in your car while parked doesn’t use gas, but it does. The fuel consumption isn’t as high as when you’re driving, but it still uses gas. If you are parked for a few minutes, shut off the engine.
MAINTAIN YOUR TIRE PRESSURE
When your tires are properly inflated, your vehicle will move more smoothly and efficiently. If you are driving on underinflated tires, the engine must work harder to propel the vehicle forward. Ensuring proper tire pressure is good for your tires and your fuel efficiency.
LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD
It may seem like a small change, but less weight inside your vehicle means you will get better fuel efficiency. Removing unneeded weight means less work the vehicle has to do to move forward, resulting in improved gas mileage.
If you are looking for ways to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency, Bennett's Certified Service Team can help. Call to schedule an appointment at 519-621-1250 or use the link below.