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