Is your low fuel warning light on again?
There is nothing you can do now but to refuel your vehicle or risk running out of fuel in the middle of the road. It can be frustrating to always need to refuel because it can be costly.
If you want to save up on fuel costs, here are a few tried-and-true ways to improve your gas mileage.
Lighten Up Your Load
Take a look at what is inside your car. Do you honestly think you’d be using all those extra items? When was the last time you removed your gym bag that’s filled with your dirty clothes and what are those extra five pairs of shoes doing at your trunk? Even if it seems like they are very light, small, and light things add up to a weight that you could avoid if you just removed them from your vehicle.
Even if your car is roomy, it doesn’t mean you have to use it as storage space for your stuff. Increase your gas mileage by removing all unnecessary things inside your vehicle. Keep things light and you’d improve your car’s aerodynamics for better gas mileage.
You’re not always in a race. Don’t be in a hurry all the time. Your driving style will greatly affect the gas mileage of your vehicle. Your car may be fast but that doesn’t mean you have to use your top speeds most of the time. If you tend to accelerate fast then suddenly brake, you’d be using up more fuel as compared to those who drive at a slower and more constant speed.
Additionally, driving at slower speeds will also lessen the risk of being involved in a car accident. A car that is moving at a very fast speed is harder to control. At top speeds, you’d have less time to react and think of what to do in case something goes wrong.
Proper Car Maintenance
A well-maintained vehicle runs efficiently so don’t forget to take your car to the service station. Have a car tuneup to clean or replace those fuel filters and air filters. Make sure your tires are optimally inflated and don’t forget about your spark plugs too.
Although you have to pay for a basic tuneup, the money you save by improving your gas mileage would be worth it. Plus, you’d also have a better experience in using your car as it runs smoother.