Get Your Vehicle's Best Gas Mileage

Being aware of the fuel efficiency of your vehicle will help you save money. Not only will it help save money at the fuel pump, but it also helps increase the longevity of the vehicle. If your mileage starts to decrease, this could be caused by an issue or damage. The best thing is to schedule an appointment and bring the vehicle in. That way we can do a bumper to bumper inspection for you. No matter if you are driving around St Paul or if you are taking a vacation out of state, the vehicle should always have the best mileage possible.

Fuel Economy and Tires

Check each tire for the vehicle on a regular basis. The tread wear can be checked by just using a penny. Place it upside down in the groove of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then the tread has worn down. If this is the same for all four tires, then a new set is needed. A sign of poor tread can be if the vehicle is hard to control or easily swerves on the road. Without proper tread, it cannot grip the surface of the road correctly. At the same time as checking the tread, make sure to check the air pressure as well. Even if it is slightly low, it can cause the fuel mileage to decrease on the vehicle.

 Another way to help improve the mileage and efficiency is to use cruise control. This will reduce speed variations of driving faster or slower. As speeds fluctuate, it will negatively affect the fuel mileage. Remember when using cruise control to be aware of road conditions. If it is raining, construction, or heavy traffic, it is best not to use cruise control. Also remember to never slam on the brakes fast or do jack rabbit accelerating, since this will also cause poor mileage for the vehicle.