Getting More Mileage Out of Every Gallon

Gas prices are at record levels, getting up to over four dollars a gallon in some areas for simple unleaded. Every little bit of effort that you can put towards reducing your expenses on fuel for your car can help. So, when you drive off the lot at your favorite Newnan dealership, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind to get your dollar’s worth out of every refueling:

Check Your Oil Regularly

One of the easiest ways to overspend on gas is to neglect your oil. You want to check your oil regularly, top it off when it’s low, and have an oil change every six months or on a regular basis as recommended in your owner’s manual.

Clean Out Your Car

You probably don’t need to be driving around with that bag of cement in your trunk, do you? Clean out your car whenever it gets a little packed, because even ten, twenty pounds of extra weight that you don’t need can really put a dent in your gas expenses over time. Keeping your engine clean with motor cleaner before every fill up can be a big help, as well, allowing your engine to run more efficiently.

Accelerate Slowly

When you hit the ignition and then slam your foot down on the gas pedal, you’re wasting a lot of gas and may potentially do some damage to the engine. Take your time and allow your vehicle to speed up gradually, don’t rush it, don’t gun it, just accelerate at an even pace until you reach your desired speed. You want to practice the same habit when slowly down, as well. Try to drive at an even pace and accelerate and decelerate gradually.

This is more important than ever simply because gas is so prohibitively expensive these days. Ten, twenty years ago, conserving fuel was a matter of saving a few bucks here and there. Today it can make a difference of hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. Got questions? Just stop by our location, call, or leave a comment below!

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