Best Ways to Get Better Fuel Economy - Tommy's Automotive

Best Ways to Get Better Fuel Economy

crazy gas pricesAs gas prices continue to climb, many of us are feeling the pain at the pump. While no one can say when the fuel costs will go down, there are some great ways you can save some money and get better fuel economy – no matter what vehicle you drive.

Tips for Fuel Savings

You may not be able to incorporate every tip at every trip to the gas station – but we hope these bits of advice will help you save a little bit the next time you fill up.

  • Drive Slower – whether you’re late for work, feeling a bit of road rage, or just hate going slow, driving fast burns more fuel than a slower MPH. On the highways where the speed limit is 65-80 MPH, a ‘sweet spot’ for fuel economy is between 65 and 69 MPH. This allows you to be safe while also saving your fuel.
  • Tire Pressure – every time you put gas in the tank, you should make it a practice to check your tire pressure. Tires with too low of tire pressure (or too high) are not only dangerous but can greatly impact your fuel economy.
  • Check the Air Filters – helping your engine run more efficiently is a great way to increase your average MPG. Both the engine filter and the air filter should be checked every 3 months. Your tech will be able to recommend the timing of replacement.
  • Carpool – although this isn’t a favorite option (we all love our own rides), carpooling with a co-worker or taking turns with pick up and drop off for school can help save your trips and your fuel.

Get Your Vehicle Running Efficiently

If it’s been a while since you have had your oil changed, your air filter and engine filter checked, or you aren’t sure how to make sure your tires are at their correct level, schedule an appointment at Tommy’s. We are trusted and reputable and would love to help your vehicle run more efficiently. Hopefully, we will see the prices at the pump drop, but for now, let’s all do what we can to help one another save.