Saving money on gas may mean the difference between whether you get to drive to work or have to take the long arduous walk. According to the Huffington Business Post, the average American spends over $2,000 on gasoline alone each year. These numbers are startling, but at Henry Day Ford we feel that providing tips on how to save money on gas and raising awareness of just how much money we are spending can help Americans save money and help the environment. Below we’ve listed some tips to follow that will drastically improve your miles per gallon and decrease the amount of money you have to spend filling up your tank.
Items that can contribute to low miles per gallon
- Loose gas cap
- High-octane fuel
- Hot sun
- Underinflated tires
Tips to increase your miles per gallon by Henry Day Ford
- Don’t bother topping off your gas tank when you fill up. All the additional gas is going to either slop or seep out; don’t waste money paying for gas your car will never use.
- Check your tire pressure once a month with a digital gauge. Compare the pressure in your tires with the recommended pressure listed in your owner’s manual. Inflate your tires as needed and be sure to check the pressure when your tires are cold.
- Replace air filters frequently. When the engine air filter clogs with dirt and dust it causes your engine to work harder and your car becomes less fuel-efficient.
- Use the right type of oil. You can improve your car’s gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.
- Park in the shade as often as you can. The hot sun evaporates the fuel from your gas tank as your car sits out in the heat all day.
If you want more tips on how to save on fuel by expending less fuel when you operate your vehicle, visit a Henry Day Ford dealership or visit the Henry Day Ford website today.