How To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

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Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer With Our Helpful Tips!

While gas prices have seemed to stabilize in most parts of the country, gas is not cheap by any means! The miles per gallon you can get can be very stressful for some drivers, and even influence the kinds of vehicles consumers are buying today. Today we will discuss a few pro tips that can help you save gas, and save money in these hot summer months.

Drive Better

Everyone likes to think that they are the perfect driver, but how well do you actually drive? It is fairly common knowledge at this point, but speeding actually decreases your fuel efficiency, and can lead to a significant amount of waste, in comparison to the time you think you’re saving by driving faster. Vehicles achieve maximum fuel efficiency between 45 and 60 miles per hour.

Clear Off Your Car

If you’re driving with a roof rack, but you aren’t carrying anything on your roof, you’re wasting gas. Attachments like roof racks can interfere with the aerodynamics of your car, which causes drag. Drag makes your car work harder to keep up to speed, which causes you to use more gas than you should.

Fill Up The Tank

If your tank is below half full, you should fill it up ASAP. In the hot summer months, gas can actually evaporate if your tank isn’t full.

Fill Up Your Tires

If you want your car to perform at its best, you need to give it the right tools. Among those are properly inflated tires. If your tires are under inflated, they can wear faster than they need to, as well as cause drag. If they are over-inflated, they can cause you to lose traction, which is very unsafe.

If you need help maintaining or repairing your vehicle, give us a call at (630) 932-4427 and schedule an appointment with our friendly professionals!