Gas prices are continuing to drop day by day. This allows motorists to take advantage of their savings at the pump and they may invest it back into their vehicles. You can spend a little more now to increase fuel efficiency, and then you can multiply your fuel savings and save more money at the pump; it is possible.
The approximate average of the cost of a gallon of gas has been a bit more than $3 since 2010. The way global trends suggest right now, the rate is expected to dip further below that mark this year. The recent forecast by energy information service GasBuddy suggests the same.
“Gas prices are expected to fall below $3 per gallon on average, and that means motorists can think on fairly significant savings at the pump,” said an expert. “A small investment in simple and not so expensive auto care will add up to improve your fuel economy and add even more to your savings.”
The experts would always encourage the motorists to be aware of the car care and perform a few simple steps to improve fuel efficiency and save some more money.
Below listed are a few points to be considered that would help in your cause:
Engine Performance: Keep an on whether your car is properly tuned in. This would improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated at all times. This would help improve the gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the high grade of the motor oil. But be sure that you get it recommended by the manufacturer before.
Air Filters: Check if your air filters are clogged. Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can surely improve fuel economy. The added advantage with this is, it will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.
Gas Cap: If the gas caps are damaged, loose or even missing, they allow the gas to vaporize into the air.
Fix It: It is very important to keep an eye on any maintenance related problem and address it as quickly as possible. Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like for an instance, a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent. Now this is a huge number. This tells you how important it is to address the issues instantly.
In addition to vehicle maintenance, there are a few more To Dos that help in fuel efficiency. Modifying driving habits, such as observing the speed limit and avoiding quick stops and starts, can also increase fuel efficiency a great deal. Consolidating trips, avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk are also some of the easy ways to lower fuel consumption.