Owning a car is not a privilege of the select few, but rather a necessity in this modern life we are living. With a car, you can guarantee your family the convenience of traveling during the weekend and also in situations that call for emergency. But aside from the joy and satisfaction that comes with vehicle ownership, there is also some lousy side; frustrations. When buying a car, you can go for manual, automatic or hybrid. One of the things that make car owners dig deeper into their pockets is on improving a vehicle’s efficiency, especially fuel efficiency.
If you want to improve the fuel efficiency of your car, here is what you need to do.
Take it Easy on Gas Pedal.
Most drivers tend to unleash the speed monsters even in situations that do not require speeding. It is regrettable that short span acceleration and speeding is not the best way to save on fuel. While your car may be able to accelerate 0-60 mph in maybe under 5 seconds, doing so requires burning more fuel. The faster the acceleration, the higher the drag that your car works against, hence more fuel. When stopping from an accelerating span, more energy will also be spent to bring your vehicle to a stop. That said, the best you can do to save on fuel is to have a smooth driving.
You have to adhere to your vehicle’s recommended fuel types. Most people have the notion that premium gas is the best. However, that is not necessarily true. When it comes to getting the best results, adhere to the recommendations given by the manufacturer on your car. Many people fail to understand that car manufacturer always test their vehicles for best performance with the use of the ideal fuel types. It is still best to avoid cheap and doctored fuel.
Correct Tire Pressure
One of the most efficient and most comfortable ways to improve your car’s fuel efficiency is to inflate tires to their proper pressure. The sad truth is that most motorists neglect this vital issue. As long as the wheels turn and tires have good contact with the road, for some drivers, this is enough. The truth is that running on a low tire pressure increases the rolling resistance of your tires while on the ground and this robs you off some precious fuel.