How to Get Better Gas Mileage

Gas Pump

Houston is notorious for its stop and go traffic, and Houstonians are known for their ‘speed-happy’ driving. Unfortunately for your wallet, both of these things factor in when it comes to getting great gas mileage. Let’s take a look at a few tips to help you save time and money with higher miles per gallon.

Drive Slower

This is about as obvious as it gets when it comes to getting better gas mileage, but it’s honestly the one with the most benefits, and the easiest one to take advantage of. Fast driving makes your engine work harder, and in-turn consumes gas much quicker.

Cruise Control

Nothing makes your car consume gas faster than it needs to than constant speed changes. When you drive long distances, use your car’s cruise control setting, this allows your car to maintain a constant speed, which helps reduce your engine’s RPMs.

Take Care of Your Car

Nothing makes your car perform more efficiently than proper vehicle maintenance. This means changing your oil on time, rotating and inflating your tires to their proper levels, and making sure your air filter stays clean. All of these simple maintenance tasks are directly correlated with your car’s gas mileage, and making sure your car is properly maintained will go a long ways at the pump.

Schedule a Visit Today

Don’t have time to do all of these maintenance tasks yourself? Drop your car off at our service department and we’ll make sure your car is up to speed and performing at its best. Schedule a service appointment with us or visit us online for more information today!

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