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Ways to Increase your Gas Mileage – Rock Hill, SC

Reliable Transmission Service Blog

27 March 2014 Bookmark and Share

Gas prices have been creeping higher. But there are plenty of things you can do to give your car better gas mileage both on the highway and in-town.

There are some car maintenance and repairs you can do to maximize gas mileage. Keeping your car tuned up, and taking care of all regularly scheduled car maintenance, as well as changing your air filter, and keeping your tires inflated to the proper size all help you save money on gas. A clogged air filter decreases your car's performance and has an effect on your gas mileage. The air filter allows your car to breath. If the air filter is clogged or dirty, it is working too hard and using extra gas.  In the same way, if your tire air pressure is too low, your car works too hard to move it down the road.

But there is something you can do to improve your gas mileage that won’t cost you a thing. Better your driving habits. They way you drive directly affects your gas mileage. Driving less aggressively can save you gas. Here are some driving tips.

  • Accelerate gradually. The harder you press the gas pedal the more gas you are using.
  • Anticipate stops. Many people look right in front of their car while driving. Look half a block ahead so you can see lights changing, braking and stop signs.  This way you can begin to coast, and when you coast instead of driving under power, you use less fuel.
  • Drive the speed limit on the highway. We don’t mean slow; we mean slower, like drive the speed limit. Slowing down by 5 or 10 miles per hour on the highway saves lots of gas and really doesn’t add too much time to your drive.
  • If your car has a manual transmission, shift gears earlier at a lower RPM. The higher your engine is revving the more gas it burns.

For more information or for an appointment for car maintenance, contact Reliable Transmission.

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