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Learn how to have a fuel-efficient vehicle this summer

by | Aug 13, 2013 | Auto Repair, Fuel Efficiency, General Car Maintenance

Before your next road trip, make sure to bring your vehicle in for a maintenance checkup. By having your vehicle properly maintained, you can rest assured that everything is working as well as possible. A well-tuned vehicle will maximize the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Also make sure to check the air pressure of your tires, as lower or uneven tires will cause your vehicle to use more power to turn them, and more fuel will be used as a result. If you notice that one of your tires is losing an extreme amount of air and constantly losing pressure, you should bring in your vehicle, as the tire may need to be repaired or even replaced. Experts say a well-tuned vehicle can improve gas mileage up to 30 percent. By going to regular maintenance inspections, you can help to achieve and maintain this with your vehicle.

Why you should have a fuel-efficient vehicle

Fuel-efficient vehicles are more beneficial than you may think. You can save money several ways, and also help to protect the environment. The first reason that everyone likes to hear is the chance of saving money on gasoline throughout your vehicle’s life. If the vehicle is fuel-efficient, it will maintain higher gas mileage so you will not have to fill it as often, or spend as much as you would normally. Also, by having a more fuel-efficient vehicle, you can help to reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. More than half of the oil used to produce the gasoline is imported. Burning fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel can add greenhouse gases to the Earth’s atmosphere. Most of today’s fuel-efficient vehicles also reduce the emissions it produces. This is good for you and for the environment.

Tips to help with the fuel efficiency of your vehicle

There are several things you can do to help increase the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. It can even start with the way you drive. Try not to do any rapid acceleration or rapid braking. By doing this, you waste more fuel than usual, and it results in poor gas mileage. Instead, try accelerating or braking over a longer distance to save on fuel. You should also try to anticipate stoplights so that can spend less time idling and maximize the usage of the fuel. Also, by keeping your vehicle in tiptop operating condition, it can increase fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent. This is a good reason to change your driving habits, even if it is a slight change.

Fuel-efficient vehicles can help both you and the environment

By having a fuel-efficient vehicle, you create a win win situation. You win with a lower annual fuel cost for yourself. By going to regularly schedule maintenance inspections, you can help to keep your vehicle in the best fuel-efficient condition possible. The environment also wins with fewer emissions that are produced and released into the environment. This helps with the air quality for you and those around you.