Most people would love to save money on their fuel costs. Outside of the most obvious suggestions, such as switching to a hybrid car, there are other ways you can improve your fuel economy and keep more money in your pocket. Here are some tips to help you get better mileage out of your fuel.
Use the More Fuel Efficient Car
According to one study, American households have an average of 2.28 vehicles. If your household is one of those families, one good way to lower your fuel usage is to rely more on the car that has the better fuel efficiency rating. According to the United States Department of Energy, driving a car that gets 30 miles per gallon can possibly save you $710 over the course of a year compared to a car that gets 20 miles per gallon.
Do All Your Errands in One Trip
During one week, you might go to the grocery store, library, post office, and other places at which you need to conduct business. This can take a heavy toll on your fuel. To help save on fuel, start your week off by writing a list of tasks that you need to get done during the week. When it is possible, combine your tasks to as few trips as possible. For instance, return a book to the library, go grocery shopping, and then stop off at the post office. This is preferable to going back and forth between your errands and home, which can pack on the mileage.
Change Your Auto Parts
Replacing faulty auto parts that help to regulate and distribute the fuel can improve your gas mileage. For instance, the oxygen sensor is responsible for sending data collected from your exhaust flow that is used by your engine's computer to determine how much fuel is needed. If the oxygen sensor is faulty and sending incorrect data, your car could be using more fuel than is necessary.
Another auto part that can affect your gas mileage is the air filter. It is responsible for filtering air that is going into your engine. If the filter is dirty, debris can get into your engine, which causes it to burn fuel quicker. Change the air filter according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Your mechanic can also help you set up a schedule for the changes.
With these tips and helpful advice from your mechanic, you can save money on fuel.
Instead of going to a mechanic for these parts, you can also look for car parts online.
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