Tips for Improving Gas Mileage
At Holman GO, our customers often pay close attention to fuel economy when they are preparing to make a new car purchase. Everything from the vehicle’s powertrain and its aerodynamics to its weight and more will directly affect the manufacturer’s estimated fuel economy rating. However, many aspects of your experience with the car play a role as well. These are only a few of the steps that you can take to improve the gas mileage of any vehicle that you drive.
Both speed and acceleration play a significant role in fuel economy. When you accelerate rapidly, your car will guzzle gas much more quickly than it would with a slower, steady rate of acceleration. This holds if you are jetting up from a dead stop or you are trying to weave in and out of traffic quickly. Also, your car requires more fuel to drive at a faster rate. With this in mind, drive conservatively to save money at the pump.
Focus on Vehicle Maintenance
Your vehicle’s condition also directly affects fuel economy in several ways. For example, tires with sufficient tread and optimal air pressure will have less drag on the road, and this can promote a superior fuel economy. Other factors that require attention are the type of fuel and oil that you use, the seal on your fuel cap, your fuel injectors, your air filter, and others.
Avoid Carrying Excess Weight
The manufacturer’s fuel economy rating is based on minimal extra weight added to the car. While you understandably need to haul gear or passengers around from time to time, avoid carrying excess weight when possible. For example, avoid adding heavy aftermarket parts to your car, and do not keep heavy objects stashed away in the trunk unless you actively need them.
Visit Holman GO Today
Today’s new vehicles are designed to be fuel-efficient, and our team at Holman GO is available to help you explore options for your next vehicle purchase. Contact us today to learn more about some of the top models that you are interested in.