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Fuel Saving Tips

As gas prices continue to fluctuate, it's no surprise that many people are looking for ways to save money at the pump. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve your vehicle's fuel economy, allowing you to save money and drive more efficiently. Here are some of our top gas-saving tips:

Keep your tires properly inflated: Underinflated tires can increase your vehicle's fuel consumption by up to 3%. Please remember to check your tire pressure and inflate them to the manufacturer's recommended PSI.

Change your air filter: A dirty air filter can reduce your fuel economy by up to 10%. Replace your air filter on time to guarantee proper airflow to your engine.

Use cruise control: Maintaining a steady speed using cruise control can improve your fuel economy by up to 7%.

Avoid idling: Idling your vehicle wastes fuel. If you need to wait for someone, turn off your engine.

Keep your vehicle well-maintained: Regular maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups, can improve your vehicle's fuel economy by up to 4%.

Plan your trips: Try to combine multiple errands into one trip to bypass unnecessary driving. Planning your route in advance can also help you avoid traffic and save time and fuel.

Accelerate and brake gradually: Rapid acceleration and hard braking waste fuel. Instead, accelerate gradually and maintain a safe following distance to avoid sudden braking.

Remove unnecessary weight: Extra weight in your vehicle can decrease your fuel economy. Remove any unnecessary items from your vehicle to lighten the load.

Use the right fuel: Check your owner's manual to see what type of fuel is recommended for your vehicle. Using a higher octane fuel than recommended does not improve performance or fuel economy.

Consider a more fuel-efficient vehicle: If you're in the market for a new vehicle, consider one with better fuel economy. Hybrid and electric vehicles are great choices for individuals looking to save on gas.

By following these gas-saving tips, you can improve your vehicle's fuel economy and save money at the pump. If you have any questions about how to improve your fuel economy or require any maintenance or repairs, turn to the experts at Gordon Automotive today!