Improving Fuel Mileage This Summer

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Improving Fuel Mileage This Summer

With the prices of everything rising, including fuel, and summer trips approaching, everyone is looking for ways to save money. So, here are a few tips for getting better mileage out of your tank.

The Best Ways to Improve Fuel Mileage


1. Keep your car cool.

Summer can be sweltering. Park in the shade or roll down the windows for air flow. When a vehicle heats up or overheats it makes the other systems under the hood work harder, using more fuel.

2. Don’t overload your vehicle.

Pack light. Roof top cargo boxes change the aerodynamics of the vehicle, dropping your fuel economy. Also, extra baggage weighs down the vehicle, inside or out, making it work harder and use more fuel than necessary.

3. Watch your speed.

Quick, aggressive acceleration, as well as hard braking, uses fuel quickly. Also, idling consumes fuel unnecessarily. Try to plan your trip to avoid excess idling like rush hours and construction. Further, maintaining a consistent speed and using the cruise control can help improve fuel mileage.

4. Keep your tires inflated properly.

Underinflated tires requires your engine to work harder, in turn using more fuel. Check the owner’s manual for the recommended tire pressure and check the pressure regularly. Fluctuating temperatures, especially in the summer, can effect the pressure.

5. Don’t overuse your A/C, roll the windows down.

A/C use heats up the systems under the hood. Turn it down for slower speeds and roll down the windows. Overuse of the air conditioner is hard on the A/C and your fuel economy.

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