How To Easily Improve Your Gas Mileage

August 31, 2020 5:18 pm Published by

Nowadays everyone is worried about how many miles per gallon they can get out of their car, and for good reason. Gas prices have fluctuated back down to a normal level, but there have been times in recent history where gas prices skyrocketed to absurd levels. From people buying hybrid vehicles to millions of people taking to public transit, gas prices really took a toll on Americans. So how can we make the most out of our gas without having to give up driving our cars? The reality is that saving money on your gas and your vehicle is a lot easier than you would expect. If you need parts for any of these tips or any other DIY project you are looking to tackle, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Here are four ways that you can easily improve your gas mileage.

Change Your Air Filter

There are two filters on your vehicle that play a huge role in how efficiently your vehicle drives: your air filter and your fuel filter. Engine air filters work to actively remove dust, dirt, and any other debris that is in the air before it gets sucked into your engine. This helps your engine burn fuel cleaner, keeps your engine free of clogging with gunk and dirt, and allows a healthy flow of air to get into the engine itself. If your air filter becomes clogged or dirty, not only will some of that dirt and debris get through, but it can actively limit the amount of air that gets to your engine. This will make your engine run worse, burn more fuel, and greatly reduce your fuel efficiency. Make sure that you check your engine air filter regularly to stay ahead of this issue.

Change Your Fuel Filter

Your fuel filter works very similarly to your air filter. It removes harmful dirt and rust particles from your gas and stops it from getting into your engine. If your fuel filter becomes clogged or overladen with this debris, it can let some harmful material into your engine and cause serious and oftentimes damaging buildup to occur. Try checking your fuel filter a few times a year to make sure that you are safe.

Take It Easy When You Drive

The harder you mash the gas, the more fuel you are burning. If you are trying to save some money, maybe skip the next red light drag race, and instead try cruising to an easy stop by barely having to use your brakes. We still want you to have fun when you drive, but if you’re trying to save money, this is a good way.

Use The Right Fuel

If your vehicle needs premium fuel to run properly, don’t skimp at the pump. Your vehicle was built and designed to handle a certain level of fuel cleanliness and purification. If you use a lesser fuel to try to save money, your engine could actually run less efficiently. In the end, you are most likely wasting money by using a lesser grade of fuel.

If you want to learn more about car care or want to become a better DIY mechanic, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will happily help you find all the parts you need for your vehicle for a price that you will love.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling