Maintain Your Car for Better Fuel Efficiency
There are many ways to improve your fuel efficiency while driving, like maintaining a steady speed and using your cruise control on the highway, but have you thought about car maintenance as a way to increase your miles per gallon? You should take care of your car and keep your engine properly tuned. According to the US Department of Energy, fixing a serious maintenance issue, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%!
Always use the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil, and keep up with those oil changes every 3 months or 3000 miles. Another way to help fuel efficiency that you may not think of right away is to keep your tires properly inflated. Under-inflated tires can lower your gas mileage, and can adversely affect the life of your tires! So, maintain your car and reap the rewards at the pump!