Save Money and Save Fuel with the Aid of Your Jiffy Lube® Team
August 12th, 2020
Get the Most Out of Your Fuel Mileage
Owning a vehicle is an important part of being an adult, but so is getting the most out of it. If you work outside of your home, you need it to get to work. Even if you work from home, you need your vehicle to get around and run errands that you’re faced with every week. If you want to reduce your fuel costs, you’ll want to get the most out of the gas mileage during your week. Take a look at these tips and put some of them into practice to improve your fuel mileage.
1. Take it Easy on the Pedal
You don’t have to take off from a light or stop sign like you’re trying to win a race. Take it easy and go a little slower from the start and you’ll save on fuel throughout your vehicle ownership.
2. Use the Right Fuel
Most vehicles don’t need premium fuel to operate properly. Don’t use expensive high-octane fuel unless it’s required. The difference in price per gallon can add over the years.
3. Watch the Weight
Don’t carry heavy items in your car that you don’t need. There’s no reason to bring a trunk full of stuff everywhere you need to go. Reduce the weight and increase your fuel mileage.
4. Reduce Drag
Unless you’re going to the lake for an afternoon of kayaking, you don’t need the roof rack on top of your vehicle. When you’re not going to ride your bike, you don’t need a bike rack attached to your car, truck, or SUV. Take these items off and reduce the drag of your vehicle.
5. Check Your Tires
Once a month, you should check your tires for proper inflation, even wear, and good depth in the tread. If the wear pattern is wrong or the tread is worn, visit Jiffy Lube® and have your tires replaced. If all you need is air, put some in your tires.
6. Use the Right Motor Oil
Use only the correct motor oil in your vehicle to ensure it drives right and performs perfectly. The team at your local Jiffy Lube® location can make sure your vehicle has the oil you need whenever you see them for an oil change.
7. Seal Your Gas Cap
The gas cap creates an airtight seal when you close it and that is needed to ensure oxygen doesn’t pass into the gas tank. It can be small savings, but you can save on fuel when you seal your gas cap properly.
8. Avoid Prolonged Idling
Sitting in your vehicle with it running is a sure way to reduce the fuel mileage of your vehicle. Turn it off and save on fuel whenever possible. You’ll save a lot of fuel when you avoid idling when you don’t need to be sitting in your vehicle with it running.
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