Mike TenEyck, P.E.
Saint George, UT
(208) 589-4660


For some motorists, the cold weather is the perfect time to take their drives. Whether you enjoy cold weather camping, it’s the best time for you to take vacations from work or perhaps you want to head to the snow with the family and pretend you’re an expert ski-champion. Whatever the reason, if you’ve driven your car over long distances during the cold weather then the chances are that you have noticed a reduction in your fuel economy. If this sounds familiar we’re here to tell you that you aren’t alone.

Tips to Get Better Gas Mileage During Colder Weather

While there isn’t anything you can do about the cold weather, Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing has some tips to share with you about what you can do to protect your car and your gas mileage from the effects of colder weather.

Tire Pressure

When it comes to keeping you on the road, there are four main items, and they are your tires. While it can seem like common knowledge, many motorists don't always pay their tires the attention they deserve. During colder weather, tires can lose their pressure, which in turn can lead to tire to road friction. This friction makes it harder for your tires to turn, resulting in more energy and gas being used by your engine to keep your car and you moving forward. As no two car models were created equally, to get the best tire pressure for your vehicle, speak with your manufacturer or consult your owner’s manual.

Choose the Right Storage Space

Have you noticed that it’s hard for you to get out of bed when it’s cold outside? Your car feels a similar way if left overnight in a cold storage space. As the temperatures drop overnight, the conventional oil inside your car’s engine begins to thicken and retract from its once comprehensive coverage. As you get into the car each morning and turn the key, coffee in hand, the internal components inside your engine are forced to leap into action without the protection its oil is supposed to provide. This not only causes wear on your engine parts but as your engine parts aren’t able to operate smoothly they require more energy. And the only place this energy comes from is your gas tank. An indoor heated parking garage is your best option to help prevent this type of oil thickening

Protect Your Engine From Cold Weather Damage With a Synthetic Oil Change in Blackfoot

If you aren’t able to find a heated parking garage, all is not lost. While conventional oil is susceptible to thickening during colder temperatures, synthetic oil is designed to be more resilient against such temperatures. With a synthetic oil change in Blackfoot, your car and its engine components are ready to drive as soon as you turn the key in the morning. Speak with Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 and find out which synthetic oil product is best for your type of car and benefit from the increased fuel efficiency that can come with a synthetic oil change in Blackfoot.

Adjust Your Driving Habits

While we aren’t suggesting that you drive radically, how you drive plays a big part in how fuel efficient your vehicle is. If your foot is on the gas pedal just as the light goes green then it’s likely you will notice a big reduction in your fuel efficiency. Instead, take off from the traffic lights slowly and listen to your engine as you accelerate. Additionally, if you find that your driving style consists of quick starts, quick slowdowns and then quick starts again after corners, a drop in your fuel efficiency is going to be a likely outcome.

Reduce Sludge Buildup

Many motorists don’t always equate engine wear to an increase in their fuel economy, however, it can often be one of the largest contributors. If you are using a conventional oil lubricant inside your engine, the pressures created as you drive can cause the oil to break down and cease providing the conditions for smoother operation. When this occurs, additives in your oil separate and begin to build up in the small spaces where you engine parts are required to operate. Eventually, this build up prevents your engine parts from operating effectively, requiring more energy from the engine itself to keep these parts moving.

Reducing Sludge Is One of the Many Benefits of a Synthetic Oil Change in Blackfoot

In contrast to the breakdown which occurs while using a conventional oil, synthetic oil has been designed to withstand the levels of pressure inside your engine and resists breakdown. This results in an engine that can run cleaner and is not just allowed but facilitated to run smoothly, resulting in a reduction of your gas usage. If you aren’t sure which synthetic oil product is right for your engine, speak with Amsoil Dealer - TenEyck Distributing at (208) 589-4660 or check out our website which includes additional information on all of our high-quality AMSOIL synthetic oil products.

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