How to Get Better Gas Mileage
How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Bradenton, FL
The only thing standing between you and your next adventure is filling up your sleek Hyundai model with fuel. Making frequent stops at the gas station is never fun and can quickly add up in expenses. The team at Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood wants to help you make the most out of each gallon. If you’re not ready to upgrade to an electrified vehicle or don’t want to, there are still a variety of steps you can take to improve your gas mileage.
Six Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage
1. Avoid Rush Hour
It may not always seem possible, but avoiding rush hour can significantly improve your gas mileage. We don’t all have the luxury of a flexible work schedule, but there is still room for flexibility after work and on weekends to run any necessary errands. One way to increase fuel efficiency is to research the best time to travel. Or, if you need to run errands, consider doing them when you have a free day.
2. Remove Excess Weight
Excess weight in your car causes an increase in drag, resulting in lower efficiency for your vehicle. This means that you will end up burning more gas when traveling between locations. Remember: for every 100 pounds of extra weight, your vehicle’s mpg can decrease by up to one percent. This can add up to an extra 4 cents per gallon.1 If you want to improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle and reduce drag, we highly recommend removing any excess items from your car.
3. Follow the Speed Limit and Use Cruise Control
It can be tempting to speed when you’re behind the wheel, but abruptly speeding and slowing down isn’t fuel efficient. Did you know that driving above 50 mph can significantly decrease your gas mileage?1 To combat this, we recommend using cruise control when you can. This will help you maintain a constant speed on highways and conserve fuel.
4. Don’t Let Your Car Idle For Long
Turning your car off and not leaving it to idle is a great way to save fuel and also reduce emissions. If you’re in traffic and cannot turn off your car, you can turn off your climate controls to avoid wasting fuel instead.
5. Use the Correct Grade of Motor Oil
Unless you’re driving an all-electric vehicle, you’ll need to replace your motor oil. We suggest you always use the appropriate grade of motor oil for your car. By following the recommended motor oil provided by your car’s manufacturer, you can improve fuel efficiency by one to two percent. 2
6. Schedule Routine Maintenance
Always take a proactive approach towards maintaining your vehicle. By ensuring that your tires are always properly inflated and getting regular oil changes, you can greatly improve your car’s fuel efficiency.
Make sure to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently by scheduling an appointment with our team of highly-trained technicians today!
If you need further advice about your vehicle or you’re interested in upgrading to a new fuel-efficient car or electrified vehicle, feel free to contact us or stop by our dealership at 5921 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34208 . We look forward to serving our customers near St. Petersburg and Brandon.
1For more information, visit Driving More Efficiently .
2For more information, visit Keeping Your Vehicle in Shape .