As gas price continue to rise, millions and millions of people are in a dilemma of whether or not to drive their cars of work. Some of them are forced to ride buses or subway in order to save money.
Are you tired of spending too much money on gas? Here are some tips to improve your car’s fuel efficiency. Use these tips and you’ll see a 15% improvement in gas mileage.
Keep your car aligned
Having a car with badly aligned wheels can lead to a number of problems. Not only will it put you and your family at risk, it can also cause premature tire wear. In addition, your car will also work harder since there is uneven pressure on the tires. That said, more fuel will be burned than normal. It is important that you get your wheels aligned. This should be done as often as you have your car serviced.
Replace clogged air filters
Everyone wants their car to last longer. Replacing your car’s air filter is one of the easiest ways to keep your car running smoothly. Aside from that, changing your air filter regularly can increase gas mileage. According to studies, changing an old clogged air filter can increase your car’s fuel efficiency by as much as 14.
Make it a habit to replace your air filters every time you change your oil. Do this at least once a year or more frequently if you drive an older vehicle.
Monitor tire pressure
Checking your car’s tire pressure is an important part of routine maintenance. Unfortunately, most car owners don’t give their tires much thought until it gets flat.
Low tire pressure doesn’t only lead to premature tire wear; it also leads to increased rolling resistance. This can cost you over 7% in wasted fuel.
Ease off the gas
People are always in a hurry. They would stomp on the gas pedal to make sure that they get to their desired destination fast. However, driving fast can be dangerous. Most vehicular accidents happen because they drive fast. Plus, you also waste gas by driving unnecessarily fast. Ease on the pedal and drive slower.