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18982 Johnny B. Hall Memorial Hwy.
Deridder, LA 70634
Gas Mileage Tips
Here at Highway Ford, we want you to get the most out of your vehicle. One of the most costly and reoccurring expenses for your vehicle is paying for gas. So we have found some simple ways to help you make the most of every mile you drive and save you money at the pump. From the way you drive to regular car maintenance, we outline the best ways to save on gas mileage.
These are simple tips that you can do yourself to improve your own gas mileage. Simply being aware of the condition and needs of your car is the first step.
Perhaps one of the most important maintenance you can provide for your car is to keep your tire properly inflated. This not only can potentially improve your gas mileage by over 3%, but can keep you safe and help your tires last much longer.
It is best to use the recommended grade of motor oil for your specific model to get the best gas mileage possible. It can improve your gas mileage by 1-2%.
In addition to using the correct grad of motor oil, you want to make sure to check your oil regularly. This will give you a better idea of when to change your oil. Cleaner oil will help the pistons run better and faster, and use less energy to function overall.
Be sure to fill up the gas tank at half a tank. This helps keep the fuel pump in good shape and your vehicle working better. This will keep your car from “running on fumes.”
The last Service tip to help improve gas mileage is to simply check and change your air filter. This keeps the engine from working too hard and using more gas as a result.
As a driver, you are responsible for how you take care of your car on the road. These tips are ways that you can improve your gas mileage while you are driving.
When driving on the highway, speed limits over 55 MPH cause your MPG to drastically decrease. Keep to the speed limits to get better gas mileage, especially while driving on the highway.
One way to help you keep control of your driving while on the highway is to utilize your Cruise Control. Not only will this keep your speed at a more fuel-efficient speed, but it will keep your speed more stable. Another way to lose gas mileage is to constantly speed up and slow down.
Along with the constantly changing speeds, it is important to not drive aggressively. Not only is it unsafe to rapidly accelerate or hit the brakes constantly, it also uses three times as much gas than if you slowly accelerate and stop.
Driving on the highway, it will always be necessary to pass other vehicles. To use less gas, it is recommended that you pass while on flat ground or going down a hill. This is using gravity to your advantage and keeps your RPM’s down.
The last tip is to avoid any unnecessary idling. If you are in a parked car on idle for more than one minute, it costs less gas to turn off your car and restart it again. So remember when you are in the drive-thru for more than a minute to turn off your car and restart it.
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18982 Johnny B. Hall Memorial Hwy. Deridder, LA 70634