Fuel economy tips and tricks in Boca Raton, Deerfield and Lake Worth
Owning a car is no longer a luxury but a necessity in today’s world. While the cost of purchasing a vehicle keeps plummeting down becoming more accessible to everyone, one thing that is steadily rising is fuel prices. True, this may not be a big deal to the wealthy, but it is a cause for concern for young adults and for people in tough financial situations.
Let us look at some tips you can employ on your daily commute to squeeze those extra miles out of that gallon of fuel.
Don’t floor it!
It’s hard to resist pushing the pedal to the metal when you hear an upbeat song playing on your car’s audio system. Unfortunately, with the way modern vehicles work, this isn’t a very good way of saving fuel. Even though you may be able to reach 60 mph in under 5 seconds, it doesn’t mean you should.
Don’t cram too much into your car
Increasing the weight of the vehicle puts more strain on the engine which makes it work harder. This makes it drink more fuel in order to compensate. An engine working hard or close to double its normal operating performance burns more fuel than usual.
Reduce the drag
Avoid putting any unnecessary accessories on your car. While putting on accessories does tend to make your car look really cool (remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder), it also adds weight as well as increases aerodynamic drag. An increase in drag means that your engine has to work harder to pull or push your car.
Inflate your tires to the correct pressure
The easiest and quickest way to improve your mileage is to inflate your tires to the correct air pressure. Lower tire pressure means that there is increased resistance of the tires on the ground surface.
Following these tips will guarantee you drive longer for less money. Fuel isn’t unlimited, and it is important we all try to do our part in reducing our usage of it. If you feel your vehicle is using more fuel than necessary bring it and we can check it the fuel lines for leaks and or diagnose any problem that might cause unusual fuel consumption. We are only minutes away from Lake Worth, Deerfield and Boca Raton so come see us today for all your auto repair needs!