In today’s world, we are all very aware that the price of gasoline is not cheap.  So what can we do to offset these tremendous costs that seem to always be increasing?  Well, there is a number of helpful driving and vehicle maintenance tips we would like to share that can help you put money back in your pocket.

1. Avoid excessive idling.  When your vehicle idles, it achieves 0 miles per gallon.  Allowing it to warm up for 2 or 3 minutes is sufficient.

2. Replace dirty or clogged air filters.  When your air filter is clogged, your vehicle will use more fuel than it would with a clean air filter installed.

3. Change your oil regularly (That’s why you have us!).

4. Keep your tires inflated to the proper pressure.  Over-inflation can cause unnecessary tire wear and under-inflation can cause you to use more fuel.

5. Avoid starting and stopping.  Driving aggressively can have a tremendous impact on your vehicle’s fuel consumption.

6. Observe the speed limit.  You will notice your fuel mileage decrease dramatically above 60 mph.

7. Don’t haul items that you do not need in your vehicle.  Extra unneeded weight can decrease your fuel mileage.

8. Check your gas cap periodically.  Loose, damaged, or missing gas caps will allow your vehicle’s fuel to vaporize into the air.