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Here’s How You Can Get the Most Mileage Out of Your Car

A car is no longer a privilege but a necessity in modern life. The price of gas heavily impacts the cost of a car’s upkeep. It is understandable that many people would like to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to their car’s mileage. Fortunately, you can squeeze more value out of each drop of gas by following these tips.

  • You don’t need to floor it: You’re not in a fast and furious movie. If you’d like to live out your fantasy of being an F1 racer or a WRC driver, save it for the track. Our cars can go from 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds, however, doing that fast will burn more fuel. Ease up on the throttle, and you will use less fuel getting to 60 mph.
  • Pack less into your car: Many people think that turning their vehicle into a delivery truck or storage is economical. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Try to imagine lugging a 10-pound bag around for an hour. Seems easy enough, right? Now replace that bag with a 50-pound bag. You’ll still be able to do it, but your muscles will be working harder. The same is true with a car engine. When your car engine works harder, it burns more fuel.
  • Drive with optimal tire pressure: Driving with optimal tire pressure makes much more of a difference than you’d think. Reduced tire pressure results in an increased contact area between the road and your tires. Increased tire pressure results in lower fuel consumption at the cost of a loss in grip and the ability to disperse water on the road.  Stop by our car service and we will check your tire pressure.

Follow these three tips, and you’ll notice that you can go much longer before visiting a gas station.

Visit us today for all your auto repair and maintenance needs we are located in Port Richey just minutes away from Hudson, Seven Springs and Holiday.