You have more control over your vehicle’s fuel economy scores than you think
Easiest ways to get better fuel economy
Balancing performance and fuel efficiency is a struggle that every automaker has to go through. It is not hyperbole to say that modern vehicles have managed to improve both of these important figures without sacrificing either. A couple of our Acura of Modesto product experts reached out to the pros in the dealership’s service department to share some of the easiest ways to get better fuel economy. The best part about these tips is that vehicle owners won’t need to waste money on gadgets that make specious claims or could actually cause damage. For the most part, these tips are more about exhibiting positive personal behaviors than it is about changing something with the vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to know.
What can I do to make my car more efficient?
Pump It Up — The absolute easiest thing a person can do to make sure they get better fuel economy is to keep the vehicle’s tires properly inflated. Tires that aren’t filled with enough air will cause too much contact between the tread and the road, which will force the engine to work harder than necessary.
Take It Easy — A driver that mashes hard on the gas pedal is going to be a frequent customer at area gas stations. Simply accelerating from a stop at a slower and more even pace will go a very long way toward improving fuel efficiency. Conversely, constantly hitting the brakes hard could negatively affect a vehicle’s fuel economy.
Keep It Clean — Believe it or not, keeping up with regular maintenance like oil changes will do more than just about anything to help maintain a vehicle’s fuel economy scores. Certainly, nothing good happens when motor oil breaks down too much. In addition to damaging the engine, it will also dramatically decrease fuel economy.
If you need an oil change or other help getting the most out of your vehicle, make an appointment with an Acura of Modesto dealership representative today.