How to Get Better Gas Mileage Out of Your Car

With gas prices continuously increasing, drivers everywhere are looking for ways to limit gas consumption, whether that’s carpooling, taking public transportation, or trying to get all tasks completed in one day. If you, too, are trying to limit gas consumption, these tips will help you get better gas mileage out of your car.

  • When coming to a stop, reduce your speed gradually instead of slamming on the breaks
  • Utilize cruise control when you’re driving on a highway that isn’t congested to help avoid speeding up and slowing down
  • If you’re not on the highway, try to stay under 45 MPH to reduce fuel consumption
  • Always have a buffer of at least one cars length between you and the car in front of you to allow enough space to slow down gradually at stoplights and stop signs
  • Keep your tires inflated at the correct pressure to ensure good contact with the ground
  • Replace your spark plugs, oxygen sensor, and airflow sensor
  • Remove your roof rack and bike rack when they’re not in use to improve the aerodynamics of your car
  • Avoid prolonged idling by turning off your engine when going into stores, waiting to pick the kids up from school, or sitting in the drievway

Spring Driving Tips

As spring rolls around, we begin to leave our winter hibernation and get out of the house more often. In the spring and summer, there are more drivers on the road than at any other time. While every season has its own unique challenges for the driver, spring typically gives drivers trouble in the form of potholes, rain, and fog. Watch out for the following while driving this spring:

  • Rain: This is the rainy season. This means that roads will often be slick and slippery. As we know, that means slower stop times for automobiles.
  • Potholes: Winter does a number on the health of our roads. Expect to encounter serious disrepair in the spring months as towns and cities work to fix potholes. Keep an eye out for potholes and cars that may be swerving ahead of you (they’re probably avoiding a pothole!).
  • Busy Roads: Not only are there more automobiles on the road, but there are also more joggers, walkers, and cyclists on the road that are enjoying the nicer weather. While the snow might be giving you some more space on the road, you are going to have to share it!
  • Fog: The spring is not only rainy, it is also commonly foggy. Vision is limited for you and other drivers in foggy conditions. Use caution!

If you experience damage to your windshield or auto glass, call AllStar Windshield Centers today to get it repaired before it causes other issues!