Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

 

improve your fuel efficiency

Schaumburg Mitsubishi wants everyone to know we are here to help you with all of your car needs. We can service your vehicle, sell you a new automobile, and even offer tips on how to improve your fuel efficiency.

  • Buy the right type of gas. Check the owner’s manual for your vehicle to determine if your car requires premium or if it can operate well using regular. The price difference between the two is usually around 20 cents. You can also research where the cheapest gas prices are in your area via the internet before heading out to refuel.
  • Practice safe driving habits. Driving at or below the speed limit is not only the law, but it’s also another way to increase your fuel efficiency. Fuel economy for all vehicles worsens when driving faster than 55 mph. Additionally, if you can find the self control to drive just 65 mph on the highway—rather than 75 mph—that will decrease your fuel costs by 13%, according to consumerenergycenter.org.
  • Maintain your vehicle: Sometimes it’s the small things like a dirty air filter or tires that aren’t inflated correctly that are hurting your pockets most. It’s also important to replace your vehicle’s tires with those of the same make and model, as when you purchase your vehicle. It was projected that if everyone in the state of California alone would keep their tires properly inflated and aligned, then 300 gallons of fuel could be saved annually.

We hope you found these techniques to improve fuel efficiency helpful and we’d like to invite you to our dealership where our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with your car needs.

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