How to Maintain Your Gas Mileage

How to Maintain Your Gas Mileage

How to Maintain Your Gas Mileage

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All drivers share a common goal of maintaining their vehicle to the best of their ability while still saving as much money as possible. Over time, one of the most common signs of wear and tear on your vehicle is decreased fuel efficiency. This means that your vehicle is no longer running as smoothly as it once did, and it is likely to consume more fuel faster, and you may find your self having to go back to the gas pump more frequently than before. Luckily, there are many ways for drivers to maintain their car’s fuel efficiency, which will help improve the overall longevity of your vehicle. Read on to learn more about how you can maintain your car’s gas mileage!

Keep Your Tires Inflated

We all know that little “low pressure” icon that lights up on our dashboards. Sometimes it can be easy to ignore, especially when you don’t have time to pull into a gas station, or if your tires still feel the same while driving. However, if you want to maintain your gas mileage, don’t ignore the warning signs! Keeping your car at a proper tire pressure is essential for your gas mileage due to what’s known as rolling resistance. Simply put, the more deflated your tires are, the more energy it takes to spin your axles. The same principle applies to bald tires, as the increased traction helps your wheels to turn more freely. Be sure to keep your tires properly inflated, and check in on them regularly, especially if the temperature drops.

Be Proactive With Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining your gas mileage, prevention is the name of the game. Preventative measures are the best way to stop a problem before it happens, and there are many proactive things you can do to maintain your car. One thing that folks might overlook is their spark plugs. It’s important to replace your spark plugs in a timely manner to prevent misfires that will negatively affect your fuel efficiency. To be safe, you can replace your spark plugs when they’ve reached about 80% of their lifespan. For example, if your spark plugs are rated at 100,000 miles, then it might be a smart move to have them replaced at around 80,000 miles of wear.

Get a Regular Oil Change

No matter what kind of car you drive, a regular oil change is the cornerstone of vehicle maintenance. Engine oil is the best way to keep your car running smoothly, as it lubricates your engine components to reduce friction and let all the pieces glide. If you neglect your oil changes, the pistons and various joints within your engine will start to catch, and it will take more energy to force them to move. Not only does this cause unnecessary wear and tear on your machinery, but it also makes your car run less efficiently. We here at CMA’s CDJR of Martinsburg are happy to help you stay up to date on your oil changes.

Think About Your Driving Habits

While there are many ways to improve and maintain your gas mileage with maintenance, there are also many ways to improve your car’s efficiency ust simply based on how you drive! One of the most notorious ways that drivers can reduce their car’s efficiency is by speeding. When you speed, you’re using more gas than necessary to accelerate and keep your speed up. To help with this, you can use your cruise control when you’re driving on the highway, which will keep you at a constant speed without having to put the pedal to the metal.

Schedule Service at CMA’s CDJR Today!

At CMA’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Martinsburg, we prioritize keeping your vehicle in optimal condition, and scheduling maintenance and service with us is a breeze. Our dedicated team of certified technicians is committed to providing top-notch care for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle. Schedule your maintenance with us, and experience the expertise and reliability of our certified team. From parts to service and maintenance, CMA’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Martinsburg is your trusted partner in keeping your vehicle running smoothly in and around Martinsburg, WV. Make your appointment today by giving us a call, scheduling online, or making an inquiry using the form below. We look forward to working with you soon!

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