Since the prices of gas continue to rise, drivers are searching for ways they can reduce fuel expenses while they conserve as much gas as they can. Meanwhile, companies have come up fooling people into believing that they have products such as engine and fuel additives which do not work. Consumers have been tricked by all this and have spent more money on these products that have little or no effect at all toward conserving and consuming fuel. The following is how you can improve your fuel consumption and mileage for your vehicle.
Improve gas mileage
You can do several things to increase the miles you get per gallon. You should first start by changing your driving habits, and this includes using slower speeds, emptying the space of the trunk, reducing excess weight inside your vehicle, avoiding excessive idling, combining your trips and errands, driving smoothly, and avoiding highway cruising speeds. In general, slower speeds use less fuel. If you quickly accelerate from a standstill or regularly exceed speed limits, you will use up the fuel in your truck or car fast. The same applies for highway cruising speeds. It minimizes daily consumption of fuel.
When you remove excess weight from the trunk and back seat, the overall weight of your vehicle is reduced, allowing the use of less fuel for operation. Idling uses a lot of gas as well. Avoid situations that will make your car run while it is not in drive mode. If you get stuck in a traffic jam, avoid overheating and massive consumption of fuel by turning off the engine. Lastly, combine your trips and errands to reduce mileage and in turn, lessen the amount of fuel you need every day.
Routine vehicle maintenance
Consider a routine vehicle maintenance to improve mileage and save fuel. For instance, it is essential to use the proper engine oil for your vehicle. You should use an appropriate degree of viscosity for your type of engine. If you use a higher viscosity than you require, the internal engine components will start to drag. Other areas you can improve or properly maintain include fuel grade, spark plugs, air filters, tire pressure, checking the engine lights, carbon removal and cleaning air induction system.
There are additives and formulas in abundance claiming to lower vehicles’ fuel consumption drastically, the best way however of spending less cash on gas is using common sense.