You already know that Jeep® service is an important part of car care. But did you know that it can help you increase your vehicle’s gas mileage, too? Here are some simple actions you can take today that will stretch your fuel farther.
Carrying around as little as 100 extra pounds can reduce your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by up to 1%.
A thorough cleaning session will help you remove unwanted cargo from the trunk and cabin of your Jeep. And don’t forget to remove external items like roof racks, cargo boxes, and bike racks when not in use.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Underinflated tires can increase your fuel consumption by up to 3%. Your tires will naturally deflate over time, and they can lose about two pounds per square inch every month. Topping off your tires’ air not only increases your car’s fuel efficiency, but also increases the quality of your driving.
Use Cruise Control (When You Can)
Inconsistent speed, rapid acceleration, and frequent hard braking can dramatically impact your vehicle’s mileage. Using cruise control, when possible, especially on the highway, can improve your fuel economy by up to 14%. That’s an average savings of around 43 cents per gallon, which can go a long way as gas prices increase.
Skip the Drive-Thru
Did you know that idling uses more fuel than restarting your car? It also creates about 80% more pollution than a vehicle in motion does. Try skipping the drive-thru and park instead — it could save you up to 3 cents per minute.
Check Your Fuel System
Heavy metal deposits and other gunk build up in your fuel tank over time, which can cause engine surges and loss of power if not attended to. When your fuel system is cleaned by an expert, your vehicle will run more efficiently, and your mileage will get a boost.
Replace Your Spark Plugs
If your car’s gas mileage has suddenly dropped, consider checking your spark plugs. Bad spark plugs can decrease your fuel economy by as much as 30%. You could stand to save around 94 cents per gallon by replacing your car’s spark plugs.
Schedule Regular Jeep Maintenance Visiting the Woody Folsom CDJR regularly for service can help you catch threats to your car’s mileage early. Our Jeep maintenance experts will optimize your vehicle for peak fuel economy and keep you on the road and away from the pump longer. Schedule a service appointment today!