Watching Your Gas Mileage

404HOV_lane-150x150There is no doubt that a trip to the gas station is easily one of the most annoying parts of every car owner’s agenda. We watch in despair as the cents start to spin and the dollars add up, creating a sinkhole that empties our wallets directly into our gas tanks, and we drive away hoping we don’t have to refill for a while. Here we have compiled some tips to promote good gas mileage and help you spend less time and money at the pump. 

Mileage Tips

Check your tire pressure monthly. Inflate your tires to the recommended pressure to help your car work toward optimal efficiency and to avoid unnecessary wear on your tires.

Drive more calmly. Not always passing the cars in front of you avoids excessive acceleration and frequent braking, both of which hamper gas mileage. Driving calmly is good for your mileage and safer for you and others on the road.

Follow the posted speed limit. Many vehicles achieve optimal efficiency between 45 and 60 mph. Adhering to the posted speed limit, or safely driving 5 to 10 mph below, will help your car max out the number of miles per gallon it is capable of.

There is no substitute for the benefits of a regular tune up and inspection to keep your car running smoothly and to help maintain gas mileage. For expert auto repair, emissions, and so much more, call us today at (602) 689-7326!