Use the money you're saving on gas to increase your car's fuel efficiency so you can maximize your savings.
You're planning to spend a lot of time this three-day Labor Day weekend getting away from it all by floating on the lake in your kayak. You've decided that's a better way to get away from the stresses of life without having to take a trip and cope with the various rules and prohibitions of the pandemic. You have to admit you were tempted to get on the road now that gas prices are so low.
There is a way for you to take advantage of low gas prices without having to travel anywhere. That's to take the savings you're getting from the low prices and invest them back into your car or truck. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, according to the nonprofit Car Care Council.
“A small investment in simple and inexpensive auto care will add up to better fuel economy. In addition, modifying driving habits, such as observing the speed limit and avoiding quick stops and starts, can also increase fuel efficiency,” said Nathan Perrine, executive director, Car Care Council. “Consolidating trips, avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk are also easy ways to lower fuel consumption.”
Not sure where to put those savings? The Car Care Council offers these suggestions:
- Engine Performance: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
- Tire Pressure: Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3 percent.
- Motor Oil: Improve gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.
- Air Filters: Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.
- Gas Cap: Replacing damaged, loose or missing gas caps will stop gas from vaporizing into the air.
- Fix It: Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to fueleconomy.gov.
If you don't have a trusted Madison auto care mechanic who can help you with your car or truck, then it's time to call the reliable Madison auto care pros at one of Madison Auto Care’s seven conveniently located NAPA service centers: Clausen Auto, Handel Auto, Genin’s Auto, Capitol Tire, Odana Tire, Hansen’s Auto, or Aeschbach Auto.
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