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Ways to improve your gas mileage

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 5:46 pm
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Perhaps the biggest thing most car owners worry about is their fuel economy. Whether you drive a high-class executive sedan, a midsize crossover, or a small coupe, you want to save money at the gas pumps. Even if some vehicles aren’t designed to be highly efficient, there are things you can do to help your gas mileage. Keep reading to get a few easy tips that will undoubtedly help your fuel efficiency. 

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Use cruise control 

Your INFINITI has cruise control for a reason. Use it! When you turn cruise control on, your engine works at a steady pace and doesn’t need to accelerate at differing times. When you are constantly pressing on the throttle, your engine uses more gasoline and energy which directly impacts your gas mileage. Turn the cruise on and let it do the work for you. However, you shouldn’t use cruise control in inclement weather. 

Slow down a bit 

You don’t have to hover right at the speed limit all the time, but if you consistently go 10-15 MPH over the posted limit, you will see your fuel economy get hurt. Taking it slowly doesn’t mean you have to drive under the speed limit. Just take it easy and don’t accelerate too fast and you will get better gas mileage ratings. 

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Avoid idling

Obviously, idling is not completely avoidable. But it can be managed. Don’t start your car and let it run to get the A/C going too often. It makes your cabin nice and cool, but it uses gas without moving anywhere. If you want to maximize your fuel efficiency, you shouldn’t idle your engine when you don’t have to.

Accelerate smoothly 

Don’t put the pedal to the metal. Although it’s fun, it’s also dangerous and it hinders your gas mileage greatly. Steadily and smoothly push your gas pedal down and you won’t use excessive fuel. Do this all the time and you will get the best gas mileage you can. 

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4 Responses to “Ways to improve your gas mileage”

  1. Skylar Nixon says:

    Fuel economy of a vehicle is influenced by multiple factors including the tire pressure. Tire pressure fluctuates with the surrounding temperature. Driving a vehicle with under-inflated tires not only influence the fuel economy of the vehicle but also could lead to an accident. So, tire pressure should be inspected at a regular interval and if necessary should be properly inflated to get better fuel economy. Apart from this, replacement of tires with little or no tread depth is also essential to get better control over the vehicle.

  2. Jenna Watson says:

    Believe it or not, skipping an oil change and car service has a significant influence on the fuel economy of the vehicle. Apart from this, a faulty oxygen sensor also influences the fuel economy of the vehicle in a very adverse way. So, timely replacement of different types of lubricant including the engine oil could increase the fuel economy of the vehicle. Replacement of faculty oxygen sensor is also essential to ensure optimum utilization of the fuel.

  3. Kacie Goodman says:

    Almost all drivers want to reduce their fuel expenses. Therefore they should know the ways to improve the fuel efficiency or gas mileage of their vehicle. The author has provided here with some of the ways. We can improve the gas mileage by reducing the load in the vehicle. Other methods are to use the recommended motor oil, check the gas cap seal, properly inflate the tires, use the cruise control etc. Replacing air filter and spark plugs help the engine to burn gas more efficiently, there by improving the gas mileage.

  4. Elisa Fisher says:

    Use of dirty air filter has a significant negative influence on the fuel economy of the car. The air filter plays an important role in the performance of the internal combustion engine. However, the deposition of dirt on it affects its filtration ability. So, the condition of the air filter should be subjected to inspection and if necessary should be replaced with a suitable substitute. To know other aspects related to the poor fuel economy, visit https://www.grouponemotorwerks.com/reasons-for-your-audis-heavy-oil-consumption/

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