Tips to improve your gas mileage

Gas mileage is an important factor when it comes to reducing emissions and conserving energy here in the Atlus, OK area. We at Dobbs & Braddock Inc are here to provide you with some tips to help you improve your gas mileage and save both money and the environment. 

Tips to improve your gas mileage

1. Keep your car in good condition:

Making sure your car is in good condition helps ensure that it will get the greatest fuel efficiency possible. This means keeping a regular maintenance schedule and replacing filters as needed. 

2. Drive efficiently:

Accelerating slowly and braking gradually can help you maximize the gas mileage of your vehicle by as much as 33%. Avoid rapid acceleration and heavy braking, as each time you accelerate quickly or brake hard; more fuel is burned than necessary for the journey.

3. Reduce drag:

Anything attached to your vehicle that causes resistance or creates drag not only decreases fuel efficiency but also increases wear on your engine components over time. That’s why it’s wise to take off any roof racks or bike racks when they’re not in use and remove any excess weight from your vehicle if possible. 

4. Use cruise control:

When driving at a consistent speed, such as on a highway, turn on cruise control to maintain a steady speed without having to make manual adjustments every few seconds. This uses less fuel overall than constantly accelerating and decelerating without cruise control engaged. 

Following these easy tips should help you get better gas mileage out of your vehicle while also reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere – so start making these changes today!

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For more tips and for your insurance needs, call us at Dobbs & Braddock Inc today. We are proud to serve the Atlus, OK area and would be happy to help.