Five Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

By Product Expert | Posted in Service and Repair, Tips and Info on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 6:15 pm
How to Improve Your Fuel Economy

At EVS Auto group, we pride ourselves on offering a pretty fuel-efficient lineup of vehicles. That being said, there are still ways to enhance your fuel economy, and they aren’t even all that hard. You like to get the most out of your fuel, don’t you? So, from your friends at EVS Auto Group, here are five ways to improve your fuel economy.

Five Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Replace Your Air Filter

Your air filter is an unsung hero in your car’s performance, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to simply overlook it. A clogged or dirty air filter impedes the steady airflow that your car needs to perform at its best, so it’s a good idea to change yours every 15,000 miles or so.

Improving Your Gas MileageCheck Your Spark Plugs

For your car’s ignition to, well, ignite, it depends on a mixture of gas and air. The gas is provided by your spark plugs, and over time, carbon will build up and make ignition trickier than it has to be. You can either use a fuel additive to eliminate your carbon buildup, or take your car to EVS Auto Group and have us look at it. In either case, it’ll help your fuel efficiency.

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Check Your Tire Pressure

Your tires are your car’s first line of defense against poor fuel economy, but what happens when they aren’t filled to their proper levels? You guessed it; your car works harder than it has to, and your fuel economy dips drastically. You can find the correct tire pressure levels on a label that is inside your driver’s-side doorjamb.

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Don’t Drive So Fast

Who knew that driving like a jerk had other consequences than getting a bunch of middle fingers from other motorists? As it turns out, consistently slamming on the gas and brake pedals makes your car unhappy. It will result in far poorer fuel economy than you might get if you use a consistent mix of acceleration and deceleration.

Limit the Weight in Your Car

Some of us treat our cars like our gym locker, and we just store all sorts of unnecessary stuff in there: books, weights, etc. This stuff adds up, and it makes your car work harder than it needs to. By limiting the junk you have in your vehicle, you also limit the amount of effort it needs to exert.

Ultimately, the gas mileage your car gets will dictate how much satisfaction you get from driving it. We hope that these tips serve you well, and that you’ll come see us soon at EVS Auto Group!

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