How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency 

How to Improve Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency 


The cost of living is rising, and car owners are particularly concerned about the unstable gas prices. The good news is that although there is nothing you can do to control the cost of fuel, there are deliberate steps you can take to manage your car’s fuel economy. Here are some tips you can rely on to reduce your car’s fuel consumption and consequently improve its fuel efficiency.


Maintain The Correct Tire Pressure


The performance of your tires has a significant impact on your car’s gas mileage. Indeed, under-inflated tires will suffer increased rolling resistance. This means your car will need to work harder than necessary, and its fuel consumption will increase. On the other hand, ensuring your tires are correctly inflated will ensure your car is always running smoothly, which will consequently improve its fuel economy.  


Timely Car Maintenance


Your car is a complex machine that requires regular car maintenance. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you failed to service your vehicle as provided in your owner’s manual? Of course, there are a lot of things that could go wrong, and increased fuel consumption is one of them. For instance, if you do not change your car’s spark plugs, oil, or air filters on time, your car will not only burn fuel more inefficiently but also put your car’s engine at risk of suffering a major breakdown down the road. On the other hand, timely maintenance will not only prevent unexpected breakdowns but also ensure your car consumes less fuel.


Work on Your Driving Techniques and Habits


Did you know that some of your driving habits have a significant impact on your car’s gas mileage? Indeed, bad driving habits such as rapid accelerations, ignoring the check engine light, sudden braking, driving with excess weight, and using roof racks could negatively affect your car’s fuel efficiency. On the other hand, positive driving habits such as steady acceleration, avoiding unnecessary idling, avoiding using the roof rack, and avoiding excess weight could significantly improve your car’s MPG.


If your car has an automatic transmission system, it is advisable to use cruise control to maintain a constant driving speed. If you have a manual car, you will need to maintain a higher gear when you need to drive at higher speeds. These driving techniques will effectively reduce your car engine’s revolutions per minute (RPM), which will significantly improve your fuel savings.


Plan Your Rush Hour Route


Stop-start traffic is known to put a lot of strain on a car’s engine, which consequently reduces the car’s fuel economy. Therefore, for you to improve your car’s fuel efficiency, you need to plan your commutes appropriately to avoid driving in heavy traffic.


The Takeaway


Although fuel prices are on the rise, the are several steps you can take to manage the amount of money you need to fuel your car. Visit Saskatoon South Hyundai service department for a comprehensive car maintenance and tune-up plan to keep your vehicle running as efficiently as possible.