5 Fuel Saving Tips

Filling Car with Gasoline

You may be wondering about what you can do to save some money on fuel. In this day and age, it seems like gas prices are constantly inflating. Did you know that you can save money on fuel by cutting out bad driving habits and implementing healthy practices? Read on to learn more about the five ways you can increase your gas mileage:

Properly Inflate Your Tires

The simplest way to save money on gas is by making sure your tires are always properly inflated. Poor tire inflation has been linked to car accidents and premature tire wear, but most people don't mention that it can hurt your fuel economy too. As a matter of fact, all tire maintenance is wonderful at promoting fuel efficiency.

Use the Recommended Motor Oil

You can refer to your automaker's guidebook every time you get your oil changed for the precise oil type that should be used in your car. At Mint Auto Service Westbrook, we'll help you find the correct type of oil for your engine.

Avoid Frequent Brake Checks

Frequently pressing on the brakes when it is not necessary is a common mistake most drivers make. This action results in extra fuel consumption and wears down your brake pads and rotors a lot quicker. Think about it: it takes more energy for your car to stop and go as opposed to driving at a constant.

Don't Idle

Every time you idle in traffic, drive-thru line, or in your driveway, it takes extra gas. To cut costs, it's actually better for you to turn off your engine and restart the car.

Use Cruise Control When You Can

When you are driving on a one-way route, it's wise that you engage cruise control. This feature helps you keep a steady pace and can save you money from gas.

If you correct your bad habits and practice some of these good habits and continue to see poor fuel efficiency, please do not hesitate to bring your car to our shop for inspections. Our professional team can get down to the bottom of whatever is making your MPG drop. We welcome you to Mint Auto Service today.

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