05 Jun 2019

5 Effective Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

When you buy a new car you think of getting the most out of your current vehicle’s fuel, right? Well, the team of mechanics at Kambio listed some tips to help improve your gas mileage and avoid car care problems.

1. Take It Easy on the Pedal

High RPMs = low fuel efficiency. Driving like you’re racing the car next to you isn’t going to decrease your fuel costs. Want to improve your fuel efficiency? Then you should slow down and over 55 mph. Accelerating and braking quickly can burn more fuel.

2. Use the Recommended Motor Oil

Never believe that any type of motor oil will be ok for your car since its engine is designed to work best with a particular type. While using a heavier oil than recommended may create too much friction this causing the engine to work harder and burn fuel.

3. Avoid Prolonged Idling

Prolonged idling can’t good for your fuel economy. Generally, if you idle your vehicle longer than 3 minutes, it is simply better to turn it off. Newer model vehicles don’t need to “warm up” before you start driving. Please note: your vehicle does not get any miles per gallon when idling.

4. Check and Replace Your Air Filter and Spark Plugs

Checking and replacing your air filter and spark plugs is not only critical to helping your vehicle last longer but it also makes the engine burn gas more efficiently.

5. Monitor Your Tire Pressure

Underinflated tires can make the engine use more gas to move the vehicle. Make sure that your tires are inflated to the pressure indicated in the owner’s manual, for the ideal balance between traction and gas mileage. It will translate to significant savings since being underinflated by 10 PSI per tire may cost you 5 mpg or more.

It is always important to have regular maintenance performed on your vehicle. Your car will run efficiently and it can maximize your fuel efficiency too. If you have regular maintenance done, it cuts down on the likelihood of bigger issues surprising you. It helps you stay ahead of the curve and helps you save money in the long run.

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