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7 Tips to improve vehicle fuel economy

If you would like to save some money on gasoline, then we have a few helpful tips to help you improve your vehicle’s fuel economy. Some car models may be estimated to have impressive fuel economy, but certain tendencies can worsen efficiency. Don’t let that happen to you!

1. Alter your driving habits

Quick acceleration, unnecessary braking, and excessive speeding all can contribute to poor fuel economy. Maintain a safe following distance behind the car ahead of you and coast or use cruise control when possible. Avoid speeding up to slow down. Instead, you should coast if you see a stop sign or red light.Tire Pressure

2. Check your tire pressure

Low tire pressure increases rolling resistance and robs your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Make sure your tires are properly inflated by monitoring tire pressure regularly.

3. Lighten your load

An extra 100 pounds increases fuel consumption by 1-2%, so remove unnecessary items from your vehicle. Less weight means reduced drag and improved efficiency.

4. Keep up with scheduled maintenance

Regular engine tune ups and oil changes can help to maintain your vehicle and make sure it is working properly. With everything working the way it is supposed to, vehicle maintenance can also help improve efficiency.

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5. Consider using synthetic oil

Some vehicle owners have reported using synthetic oil can save an average of 5% gas. Next time you take your car in to have an oil change, have a discussion with the service professionals to find out your options.Car gas Gauge

6. Be smart about air conditioning

Your car’s air conditioning system can guzzle fuel, especially while driving in stop-and-go city traffic. If possible, you should avoid using it in this situation. However, if it is unbearably hot outside, the extra fuel consumption might be worth the comfort.

7. Avoid idling

Idling for long periods of time is not good for your vehicle or its fuel efficiency. In cold temperatures, your vehicle’s engine should only need about 30 seconds to warm up before it is ready to go.

If you have any questions about improving your vehicle’s fuel economy, feel free to contact our team at Toyota Vacaville.