How to Increase Your Gas Mileage

July 7th, 2019 by

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Everyone wants to save as much money on gas as they can. If you could increase your gas mileage, you’d most likely do it, right? Well, luckily, there are several ways you can improve gas mileage in your vehicle. Today in the Thompson Sales blog, we’ll give you some tips to make that next tank of gas go even farther.

Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Here are some tips for saving money on gas.

Watch Your Driving Habits

Often, you can save a lot of fuel just by adjusting your personal driving habits. Aggressive drivers will naturally use up more gas. Revving your engine and accelerating quickly will use up fuel faster than a relaxed driving style. If you’ve got a lead foot on the gas pedal, try easing up a little and see how much money you save!

Turn Off the Air Conditioner

If possible, keep the air conditioner off as much as you can. The air conditioning system uses up fuel. You can keep the windows down instead and save yourself some gas money. Keep in mind, this is the opposite if you’re driving on the highway. Having the windows down can increase drag when driving at high speeds. This is where the A/C will actually help you out.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Sometimes, people have low tire pressure and they don’t even realize it. If you have your tires filled correctly, they won’t struggle to move your vehicle as much, and thus you can save on gas. Most gas stations have free air pumps, so make sure to check your pressure and fill up as needed.

Don’t Idle

Many people occasionally leave their car idling for extended lengths of time. Maybe you’re idling while you wait for someone in a parking lot, or maybe you start your car for half an hour before you leave on a cold morning. Leaving your car in idle for extended periods will reduce your fuel efficiency. So make sure to shut it off if the car is going to be sitting for an extended period of time.

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If you’re looking to purchase a new or used vehicle, you couldn’t choose a better dealership than Thompson Sales. We’ve been serving Springfield and the surrounding areas for over 100 years, creating satisfied, life-long customers along the way. Contact us today for more information about our vehicle selection, or come on by the sales lot to speak with a member of our expert sales staff. We’ll be happy to help find you the perfect vehicle for your wants and needs. Come by and take a test drive today!