Unless you drive a fully electric car, or a car that runs on vegetable oil, chances are you’re always looking for ways to save gas. I know I am always looking to improve my gas mileage. And yes, even though things like combining trips or carpooling will save you gas (obviously), we wanted to share a few things that you can do to your car right now that will help you get the most out of your gas tank.
First thing you should do is check your tire pressure. If your tires are not filled up to the proper level, you could be decreasing your miles per gallon more than you might think. See, under-inflated tires cause more rolling resistance, and more rolling resistance means more gas. Check your owner’s manual and get some air in your tires.
Next, get any unnecessary weight out of your car. All that junk in your trunk is weighing your car down and causing you to get less MPG. Perhaps it’s time to start leaving the golf clubs in the garage.
Finally, check your air filter. This may not be the first thing you think of when you’re thinking of ways to increase MPG, but a clogged filter limits air flow to the engine, thus decreasing miles per gallon. However, this is a quick fix. All you have to do is remove the air filer, hold it up to the sun, and if you can’t see any sunlight, then it’s time for a new filter. Simple as that.
See how easy that is to increase your MPG? If you have any questions about anything you just read, feel free to stop by the DeVoe Buick GMC service center and talk with one of our certified technicians about some other easy ways you can save gas.