How to Save on Gas

How to Save on Gas

If you're like most drivers, you keep an eye on that gauge on your dash that tells you when it's time to stop at the pump. And if that sounds like you, then you probably also know the stations around town where you can save a few cents and have an eye for those stations while you're traveling. But there are ways to save money on gas before searching for the lowest price. So keep reading below to learn a few tips to spend less time and money at the pump!

Fuel efficiency starts with the vehicle

The most surefire way to get the best fuel economy is to maintain a healthy car. Getting your vehicle's engine tuned up regularly will keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently. This includes inspecting the spark plugs, filters, hoses, and belts and replacing them if necessary. For example, if your car's engine air filter is dirty and obstructed, the engine won't be getting the proper airflow to the engine, causing it to work harder, thus decreasing fuel economy. Also, getting regular oil changes will increase your gas mileage by providing proper lubrication, which allows the engine to run smoothly and efficiently without overworking. Furthermore, maintaining proper pressure in your car's tires will help maximize your fuel economy. Underinflated tires will cause a dragging effect allowing for more friction between the tire and the road surface, which decreases your miles per gallon. Keeping up with your car's routine maintenance is an easy way to maximize your fuel efficiency, and the service experts at Pearson Mazda are here to help!

How can drivers maximize fuel economy?

Your driving habits also play a role in your fuel economy. The simplest answer is to drive less, but that's most likely not an option. One other common way is to not drive aggressively and go the speed limit. The more force you put on the gas pedal, the more fuel enters the cylinders, which determines how many miles you get out of each gallon in your gas tank. When you apply enough pressure on the pedal to keep up with the flow of traffic without speeding, you'll notice those gallons will stretch further. Rolling your windows down will cause extra wind resistance which causes drag that will force your engine to work harder and decrease your gas mileage. Although running your car for a bit before leaving for work on those cold winter mornings keeps you comfortable, leaving the car idling for extended periods uses gas that could otherwise be used to get you where you need to go. When you need to fill your tank, consider buying gas early in the morning or later at night. The reason for this being that the gas is cooler, therefore denser, which gives you more gas for each dollar spent. Lastly, the location of where you get gas is also important. Gas stations right off the highway will almost always be more expensive than the gas at stations a mile or two off of the highway.

Let Pearson Mazda help improve your gas mileage

While much of your fuel economy comes from driving habits, having a healthy vehicle will maximize your fuel-efficiency, saving you money on gas. When you bring your vehicle to the service center here at Pearson Mazda, you get the confidence of knowing that only highly-trained certified technicians are working on your vehicle. From preventative maintenance to a full engine rebuild and everything in between, the service professionals at Pearson Mazda have the tools and expertise to help keep your car running smoothly and efficiently for all the many miles to come. Is your car ready for its next service? Then don't hesitate to reach out to the Pearson Mazda service center by phone to schedule your next appointment. You can also use our online scheduler to do so right here online. We look forward to serving you!

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