Burning through gasoline is tough on your wallet and the environment. To cut down on the types of pollution that make air quality worse, follow these tips from Bakersfield Mazda for improving gas mileage. And since you’ll save money in the process, you’ve got nothing to lose.
Don’t floor it
Sometimes you need to quickly accelerate to avoid road hazards or keep up with traffic. But usually, accelerating quickly simply consumes more gas. Even a fuel-efficient hybrid will quickly go through gas if you floor it at every light.
Follow the speed limit
The faster you go, the more energy is needed to overcome increased wind resistance. This means that faster driving equals greater fuel consumption. Following the speed limit is a good way to ensure you’re not using more gas than necessary.
Clean out your car
Extra weight requires more fuel to move around. If your trunk is packed with unnecessary items, clearing some space will make your vehicle more fuel-efficient.
Turn off A/C
Running the A/C puts additional strain on your engine, which results in increased fuel consumption. Next time you flip on the air, ask yourself if it’s worth the additional cost to you and the environment.
Cars become more fuel-efficient every year, but there is still no substitute for responsible driving. Follow these tips to improve your gas mileage and be kind to the environment.