How Do I Get Better Gas Mileage Out of My Automobile?

If you need to save money where you can, you are not alone. Last year took a toll on everybody. Many people are finding that their budget is stretched too thin. You can get more gas mileage out of your automobile, and one of the ways to do so is to let Righter’s Auto Repair service it so the engine is always running as efficiently as possible. Here are other ways to boost your gas mileage.

Anticipate Lights

Anticipate traffic lights and set your speed so you are hitting them on the green. Once you set your speed, it’s easy to maintain your momentum and this helps save gasoline. Constant stopping and going reduces your gas mileage so try to plan your driving speed in conjunction with the traffic lights.

Avoid Traffic

It’s also a good idea to avoid traffic when you can. For example, if your job offers flexible hours where you can come in earlier or later, take advantage of this option so you are not driving in the morning and afternoon traffic. You will save gas if you can set your cruise control at a highway cruising speed.

Combine Trips

It’s also important to avoid making a ton of short trips. Rather, combine your trips so that you are doing it all in one fail swoop. For example, if you need to go to the bank and the grocery store, head to a shopping center where both are located so you can park your car and leave it instead of driving it all around town.

Don’t Sit Idling

It’s also important to avoid sitting and idling. This is why we suggest you avoid traffic whenever you can. When you sit and idle, your engine just burns away the gasoline that is in it. It takes less gas to turn off your automobile and restart it than it does to sit at an idle. If you are stuck in a long drive-thru line, turn the engine off while you aren’t moving.

Slow Down

Finally, slow down and take it easy on your automobile. The harder you drive it the more gasoline you will burn. Your fuel economy tops off at 50 mph. The faster you go above this, the more fuel you burn. If you are driving on a highway that has a 55-mph speed limit, drive it rather than going faster and burning more fuel.

Also, as we mentioned above, stop by Righter’s Auto Repair in Grand Ledge or Lansing, MI, for your automotive service needs to make sure your engine is running as efficiently as possible.

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