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06/04/2019
Reducing your gas usage doesn’t mean leaving your vehicle in the garage each day and losing the convenience and enjoyment of vehicle ownership.

Many motorists have resigned themselves to the idea that leaving their car at home each day is the only way to save money on their monthly gas bill. And while this works, the price paid is losing the convenience and enjoyment of owning and driving your own vehicle.

Improving Your Fuel Economy

If you love driving your car but also need to reduce the amount of spend at the gas station each month, TenEyck Distributing has prepared some great tips which can help.

Use Your Gears Correctly

Treating your gearbox well is not only a good way to take care of one of the most expensive parts of your engine, but it can also be a great way to improve your fuel economy.
  • Instead of using your gears to slow you down, when you can see an upcoming turn or a stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and then use your brake to bring reduce your speed or bring you to a stop.
  • When the light changes to green, you don’t need to push each of your gears to get you to the next red light fast. Instead, listen to your gears and change when you can hear they are ready.
The more you raise the RPM of your engine, the harder it needs to work, which means more gas usage. Adopting the above two tips can help.

Remove the Need to Warm up Your Vehicle

Every morning when you let your car warm up, it is using fuel. And while five minutes a day may not seem like a lot, over a year, it is more than an entire day or your car just running and using gas. The primary reason why you learned to warm up your vehicle is to allow the conventional oil inside to warm up. Overnight as the temperatures dip, conventional oil becomes thick and unable to protect your engine while you drive. Switching to synthetic oil removes the need to warm up your vehicle each morning because synthetic oil has been purpose designed to resist thickening. By using synthetic oil, you no longer need to waste fuel each morning and also benefit from a protected engine from the moment you turn the key. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and remove the need to warm up your engine and waste fuel each morning, with a synthetic oil change in Saint George, UT. To find out more about how a synthetic oil change can benefit you, speak with a friendly expert at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660 or check out the online store for more information.

Consolidate Your Errands

A great way to reduce the amount of gas you use is to reduce the amount of time you spend waiting in traffic and the miles you drive. The easiest way to do this is to rearrange your errands to optimize your driving time. For example:
  • Using an online mapping site, see which of your regular errands and tasks are in close proximity.
  • Look for ways to rearrange your schedule so you complete them on the same day.
  • Look for routes which include both low miles and fewer instances where you are stuck in traffic.
  • Find somewhere you can park and walk to two or more errands.
By lowering the miles your vehicle travels and the time you are waiting in traffic, you can easily reduce the amount of gas which you use.

A Comfortable Climate

It can seem like an easy choice to switch on the air conditioning when it gets hot inside your vehicle. However, as effective as it is, it isn’t always the best choice when it comes to fuel economy. If you are making a lot of stops and starts, such as when you are driving around town at slow to medium speeds, then lowering your windows to expel the hot air and introduce fresh air is a great way to lower temperatures inside your vehicle. However, if you are on the freeway traveling at high speed then lowering your windows can create resistance which works against your vehicle, requiring your engine to use more fuel. In this instance, switch to your air conditioner.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Saint George, UT

Reducing your gas usage doesn’t mean losing the convenience of owning a vehicle, it just means some slight adjustments to your driving style, as listed above. Of course, if your vehicle isn’t in good shape then you will be using more gas than is necessary. Basic maintenance, like checking your fluids and giving your vehicle a synthetic oil change are great places to start. To learn more or to place an order, speak with TenEyck Distributing today by calling (208) 589-4660.
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