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Fuel Efficiency Tips That Can Save You Money

Fuel efficiency refers to the amount of miles a vehicle gets per gallon of gas. Each car and truck on the market comes already tested for optimal fuel efficiency, but as many vehicle owners already know, the number that is on the label isn't always the number a car gets on the road. Below are a few fuel efficiency tips that can help you boost your gas mileage, making your car more economical and less expensive to fuel. Try some of these tips for fuel efficiency next time you find yourself paying more at the pump than you would like. 

Maintain Your Vehicle 

Fuel efficiency tips can generally be divided into two types. The first type deals with preventative maintenance to keep your car running in top shape. One of the easiest things to do is keep your tires properly inflated. Get a tire gauge and check your tire air pressure at least once a month. If your tires are low, many gas stations have machines to help you inflate them. Keeping your engine in good shape also helps with overall fuel economy, so try not to miss any scheduled oil changes or tune ups. 

Drive Efficiently 

The second type of gas mileage tips deal with the way you operate your car. Every time you accelerate or break sharply, you burn more gas, so try to drive sensibly and observe the posted speed limits. Driving the speed limit on surface streets means that you are more likely to hit green lights, reducing the number of times you have to stop and start your car. Additionally, check your car's trunk or cargo area for extra items that you may be carrying around. Excess weight reduces your vehicle's fuel efficiency, so if you haven't gotten around to taking the camping gear out of the back of your vehicle yet, now might be a good time to do it. 

Improved fuel economy makes your car cheaper to operate and reduces vehicle emissions, so it's better for the environment as well. For more fuel efficiency tips or to schedule an appointment for routine vehicle maintenance at GearHead Auto Center, call 602-842-1441 today.

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