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07/04/2019
Lowering the number of visits you make to your local gas station doesn’t mean leaving your gar in the garage and never driving it, it just means some small changes to your driving day.

If you speak with your family and friends about rising fuel prices then you know that you aren’t alone in the search for ways you can reduce your gas usage without giving up your vehicle and simply leaving it in the garage all day.

Adjust Your Gas Usage by Adjusting Your Driving

Vaughan Distributing knows that vehicle ownership isn’t just about convenience, it’s also about fun and enjoyment, and with this in mind, has the following article share with easy-to-adopt tips which can help you to save gas without giving up your vehicle.

When to Choose the A/C

No driver can deny the convenience of using their vehicle’s air conditioner. In fact, it’s fair to say that the A/C has to be one of the most popular features of a vehicle. However, it also comes with a cost, being additional fuel usage while you drive. If you and your family are cruising on the freeway, then your best bet is to keep your windows up and use your air conditioner. Eliminating the wind resistance which builds up inside our vehicle as you drive at high speed causes your engine to work harder, using more gas. On the flip side, if you are spending the day completing errands and will be driving at moderate speeds, potentially making lots of stops and starts, then keeping your windows down can be a great way to save fuel and keep your vehicle comfortable. When using this method, be sure to lower your rear windows, if only slightly, to promote airflow and to push out the stale and hot air.

No More Warming Up

Over the course of a year, five minutes of warming up your car each morning before you leave add up to over an entire day where your vehicle is just sitting in the driveway using gas. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The reason why you were taught to warm up your vehicle was due to the conventional oil inside its engine. When temperatures drop overnight, conventional oil becomes too thick to protect your engine when you are ready to drive. First, conventional oil needs to warm up and return to its protective consistency. You can save both fuel and time each morning by switching out your conventional oil for synthetic oil. Synthetic oil includes a range of high-quality additives which prevent thickening during cold temperatures. Not only does this mean no more waster gas each morning, but that your engine is protected from the moment you switch on the ignition. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your gas usage low with the help of a synthetic oil change. To find out more about how a synthetic oil change in Jackson, WY can help you or for advice on the right product for your engine needs, speak with an expert at Vaughan Distributing or visit the online store for more information.

Take It Easy with Your Gears

Driving a manual transmission gives motorists greater control over the performance of their vehicle, including its gas consumption. By changing how you use your gears, you can effectively reduce your gas usage. For example:
  • If you can see that you will need to stop for a red light or slow for a turn, instead of shifting down through your gears to slow your vehicle, take your foot from the gas pedal and utilize your brakes for the task.
  • Once you are ready to move again, don’t push each one of your gears until they are screaming to be changed. Instead, listen to them and shift up when you can hear they are ready.
Each time that you increase your engine’s RPM, you increase the amount of gas you use. It is only a slight amount each time, but when you think about how often you exhibit the above driving behaviors then you can see that it can all quickly add up.

Drive Better Routes

Simple math will tell you that driving fewer miles means using less fuel. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to give up errands and conveniences for the sake of fuel economy. Start with an online mapping service and look at where each of your regular errands are, and which ones can all be completed on the same trip or the same day. Once you have this:
  • Create routes which see you drive fewer miles between errands, including your trip home.
  • Remember any common problematic intersections or places along your drives which are often congested.
  • Look at the traffic forecasts for different times of the day.
  • If possible, find a place where you can drive, and then park in one place while you walk to two or more errands.
Using these routes is a great way to both reduce the gas that you use and reduce the time you spend in the car completing errands.

Improving Your Fuel Efficiency with a Synthetic Oil Change in Jackson, WY

These are great tips to help improve your fuel efficiency, but be sure to complement them with basic vehicle maintenance, to keep your engine in good health. Checking the pressure in your tires regularly or switching out your old oil with a synthetic oil change can go a long way to keep your vehicle in good shape and your gas usage down. To find out more or to place an order, speak with an expert at Vaughan Distributing today.
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