Yes, I know it is still February but before you know it, it will be spring. We’ve already been seeing some spring like temps in Ohio so I thought it would be the perfect time to share some tips on getting better gas mileage this spring. Fuel consumption is directly related to auto care and has a significant impact on how much gas you use so check out my list below.
Check your tires
When tires aren’t properly inflated, it can make the engine work harder. That makes your gas disappear faster. Checking the pressure is important especially in the spring since the temperature is changing all the time.
Get a tune-up
Regular tune-ups, maintenance and having clean air filters will help you burn less gas, pollute less and prevent car trouble down the line. A proper tune-up can boost gas mileage by 4 percent. So not only is it helpful to you, but it is helpful to the environment. Heading to your local dealership like West Valley Chrysler Jeep can help.
Watch your gas cap
A small percentage of cars have loose, damaged or missing gas caps. People don’t know that it can cause gas to vaporize which means you are losing money. Replace it if necessary.
Lighten the load
A heavy car uses more gas because it takes more to get it moving. Removing unnecessary things (not important emergency items such as a spare tire, flares and a first-aid kit) from the cabin and the trunk will keep you moving the speed you want to go without wasting some of the precious liquid gold.
Cool down without the air on
Resist the urge to turn on the air while driving on the street. Roll down the window or open the sunroof to help cool down so you aren’t using the gas running your air conditioner. It will save you some gas and help you keep your cool at the same time.