Here at Woody Folsom Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we’ve got a vast inventory of the best new models for sale today. However, no matter what kind of car you drive, all drivers deal with the same issue of fuel economy.
Luckily, as your Baxley, GA dealership, we’ve got some helpful gas-saving tips that you can quickly take advantage of to get some extra miles in before your next trip to the gas station.
One of the easiest things you can do to alleviate fuel consumption is to remove any items from your vehicle that you don’t need on a daily basis. Sports equipment, leftover camping or hunting gear, and even roof racks add extra weight to your car that causes your engine to work harder, thus burning more fuel.
You can further conserve your fuel levels by combining as many daily errands into one trip as possible. Every time you start your car with a cold engine, it uses up more gas for the first five miles or so as the engine heats up. By making fewer trips throughout the day, you can decrease how many times you need to heat up your engine. It’s also advisable to avoid start-stop traffic as much as possible.
When it comes to accelerating and braking, avoid abrupt accelerating and braking. Both result in extra bursts of fuel consumption. Try releasing the gas well before coming to a stop and coasting as much as possible. Likewise, accelerating too quickly causes your car to rev the engine and shift gears quickly, eating up more gas. In fact, cruising at a constant speed of around 55 mph is best for conserving gas.
Additionally, keep the windows rolled up when on the highway to reduce drag and excess fuel consumption. Finally, be sure to check your tire pressure every couple of weeks as proper tire pressure will give you the best fuel economy. As always, be sure to visit us today for any parts and service you may need. We hope to see you soon!