Looking to get the biggest bang for your buck? There are several ways to get better gas mileage in your car. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do.
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Check the air in your tires. Keeping your tires properly filled is proven to improve your gas mileage, as you can eliminate any drag on your car. However, making sure that all of your tires are at the same number can also improve your gas mileage because you are preventing the car from pulling form one side or the other. Whenever you are heading for an hour-long drive or more, be sure to check the pressure in your tires, as unbalanced tired can significantly affect your gas mileage. Remember that over inflated tires will negatively affect your gas mileage just as much as low pressure.
Check your car’s alignment. If your car’s alignment is crooked, you are going to get seriously reduced gas mileage. Not only that, but you will be wearing down on your tires, meaning they will need to be replaced sooner. You should have your alignment checked every 25,000 miles, or whenever you get your car looked over before a long trip. You may be able to notice when your alignment is off, however, as your car will pull to one side, meaning you will need to turn the steering wheel a little crooked in order to drive straight.
Drive differently. Not accelerating as quickly, driving at the speed limit, and slowing down sufficiently for turns are all good ways to increase your gas mileage. To gauge how to change your driving, try to keep your car’s revolutions per minute under 2000 when driving around town. Keeping your engine from getting stressed out during your every day driving will not only extend the life of your car, but can also improve your gas mileage.
If you are trying to get the best mileage for the least amount of fuel for your car, keeping good habits with your tire pressure, alignment, and daily driving are some of the best ways to get the best fuel economy.w