Today is all about environmental and increasing your cars gas mileage. Within this article is a list of the top eight ways to increase gas mileage. Some are free, some will cost money. Just by doing one or two of these can drastically increase your mileage.
One of the easiest ways to increase gas mileage is to slow down. If you are the type of person who likes to speed around town, this one idea could help increase gas mileage for you.
Accelerate slowly and smoothly
Slow, smooth acceleration is a great way to increase gas mileage. Slower acceleration uses less fuel because your air fuel ratio is not as high. Accelerating at one or two miles per second is ideal.
Regular oil changes
Follow the recommended schedule to change your oil. Having old oil makes your engine work harder. New fresh oil every 3000 miles will ensure best performance from your car which in turn will increase your gas mileage.
rotating your tires will ensure even wear throughout the life of the tires. Having uneven wear on your tires will put more work on your car and will make it more difficult to move. This is easily avoided if you rotate your tires regularly. The best way to do this is to get them rotated every 6000 miles or every other oil change.
Getting an alignment done can drastically increase gas mileage. If your wheel alignment is off then your car is basically being stopped by your tires. Think of a skater stopping. They sometimes perform a snowplow stop. That is exactly what your car is doing if your wheel alignment is off. Getting an alignment will solve that problem.
Changing the air filter regularly can help increase gas mileage. Changing the air filter to a high flow air filter such as K&N can dramatically increase your mileage. K&N costs between $40-$50 and can be found at all auto part stores. K&N can increase gas mileage by as much as 10% and can increase HP by as much as 7 HP.
Changing spark plugs annually can help increase combustion. This in turn will allow your can to have more power while using less gas. This increase in power allows you to accelerate smoothly and more efficiently.
An annual tune up is always good for performance and mileage. Getting the spark plugs changed, The spark plug wires replaced, getting a new distributor cap will all allow more performance and add to an increase in gas mileage.
Now that you know some easy steps to increase gas mileage. Get out there and do it. You will not be disappointed saving some money every month.