When you drive your vehicle you will want to make sure it is operating at top efficiency. Many people think that in order to get better gas mileage in a car or truck, they need to go buy some fuel additive. That is not always the case. By bringing your vehicle in for regular maintenances you can prevent some costly repair bills in the future. If you notice that there is something out of the norm of your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. Regular inspections can also help to improve the fuel mileage of your vehicle. When it comes to getting more miles to the gallon, the key is to change the way you drive and use your vehicle. If you are unsure what to change, make sure to contact us and we can recommend some driving tips for you.


Do not Accelerate or Brake Hard

Every time you step on the gas pedal it puts more fuel into the engine. If you speed up suddenly, it uses more so it is best to accelerate slowly when possible. Many times people speed away from traffic lights only to slam on their brakes at the next red light. This is very bad for fuel mileage, not mention that it is dangerous as well. This can also help you to save on the wear and tear of your brake system for the vehicle.

Drive at the Recommended Posted Speed Limit

If you want to get more miles per gallon, make sure to slow down. This is probably the most effective way to get better gas mileage for the average driver. Many people travel too fast and lose fuel economy because of it. By driving the posted speed limit you can save on the wear and tear of your vehicle. It is also beneficial because driving the speed limit is recommended for your safety. It will also help to prevent the chance of getting pulled over.

Turn Off Your Engines When Not in Use

Excessive engine idling wastes gas. If you plan to be stop for a few minutes or more then turn the engine off. You are burning fuel when your vehicle is sitting idle with the engine running. By turning the engine off, you can help save on the fuel efficiency of your vehicle.

Keep the Vehicle Well Maintained

While regular vehicle maintenance is very important, it is probably not the most effective way to get better gas mileage. This does not mean that you should just neglect your car or truck. The best thing to do is follow the factory maintenance schedule found in your owner’s manual. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can recommend the proper maintenance schedule for you. One thing that should not be ignored is an oil change. Having the oil changed when needed can help to lubricate the parts of the engine. Regular maintenance will help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle as you drive.