Fuel Saving Tips

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FUEL PRICES….

Are not likely to drop in the next year, but even worse, their sudden spikes mean your gas tank can quickly drain your wallet.  The good news is that you can take several steps yourself to actually make your car more efficient.

  1. LIGHTEN THE LOAD

The more weight in your car, the more fuel it will burn.  So try not to carry heavy items in your vehicle while driving.  Lighten the load by taking anything and everything you don’t need out of your car.

  1. REDUCE YOUR SPEED

Take it a tad bit slower on the highway and you will actually save on fuel as well as become less likely a victim of getting pulled over for speeding.

  1. AIR CONDITIONING

When driving at slower speeds, you should roll down the windows instead of using the AC.  This way you can cool yourself with the breeze of fresh air from outside to save energy.

  1. FUEL EFFICIENT TIRES

When it’s time again to change your tires, try the fuel-efficient models.  These tend to use less energy while driving.

  1. INFLATE YOUR TIRES

Rolling resistance is added when your tires are under inflated, and will burn more fuel.  Check your tire pressure often.

  1. REPLACE THE AIR FILTER IN YOUR VEHICLE

A clogged air filter restricts the air flowing into your engine, which will hinder the performance.  Replace your air filter and add up to ten percent more fuel efficiency while driving.

  1. ACCELERATE SLOWER

Redlining your RPMS burns a ton of fuel.  However, accelerating slowly will also decrease your fuel economy.  Cars perform less efficient in lower gears, so you want to accelerate at a pace that allows you to upshift at a more efficient rate.

  1. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR ENGINE HAD A TUNE UP?

Not only will a tune-up keep your car running in tip-top shape, it can also increase the efficiency of fuel in your car between 4 and 40 percent.

  1. PLAN THOSE REGULAR ERRANDS

Try to plan the day out by hitting all the stops in one single car ride.  You can reduce the time & distance you spend on the road everyday by simply strategically planning your chores in a more efficient manner.

  1. KEEP STEADY

It actually takes more fuel to get a car moving than to keep it moving.  So whatever the pace, just keep it steady.

ICC Collision Centers hopes that we have given you enough information to at least reduce the fuel efficiency in your car a little bit.  Remember, a penny saved, is a penny earned.

Cheers!

ICC Collision Centers

3131 Standard Ave

Santa Ana California

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