Sure you know you can save money on gas by purchasing a fuel efficient vehicle. But what if you just don’t have an extra 30 grand laying around to buy a new car? Well there’s still ways you can save money on gas with your current vehicle. Read on for some valuable car maintenance tips.
When it comes to motor oil, you don’t want to just buy the first one you see at the shop. Instead, use the grade of motor oil that is recommended by the car manufacturer. If you use a different one, you could be lowering your gas mileage.
If you want to save some money on gas, then keep your tires properly inflated. Think about it, if the tires are a bit flat, it takes more revolutions and effort to get around.
Replace your air filter if you want to improve your gas mileage. You will also protect your engine, thus saving yourself from the need of more costly repairs later.
If you want your car to last you longer, don’t drive so much. While that may sound easier said than done, you can reduce the distance you drive by combining multiple errands into one trip. Several short trips will use more gas than just one continuous longer trip.
The engine and other key parts of a car need some maintenance too. Taking your car to a mechanic and getting routine tune-ups will help keep your car in tip top shape. If you notice a strange noise, if your car is shaking, there’s a strange smell or if you notice smoke, get your car checked out. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to a far more expensive problem later.