With the recent cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline, there have been many questions about the gas. Gas prices are rising and some fill stations are even running out of gas. This has made consumers figure out ways to reduce their fuel usage. New Image Towing lists a few simple tips to help lower your fuel consumption and save money on gas.
Keep Weight Down
The heavier your vehicle is the more fuel it consumes. Reducing the overall weight of your car can save you money over the long term. On average consumers can save three cents per gallon by reducing the weight of their vehicle by 100 pounds. So if you have a bunch of unnecessary items in your vehicle, try and lessen your load to save on gas.
Driving on deflated tires can increase your gas consumption by roughly 2.5%. This is because when a tire is underinflated it means there is more surface area contacting with the road, which results in increased drag. Drag slows down your vehicle increasing your gas consumption. So it’s always a good tip to make sure your tires are properly inflated to fight against the rises gas prices.
Idling is a key burning factor in fuel consumption. While Atlanta traffic may offer no other option than to idle, it’s best to minimize it if possible. If you get stuck in non-moving traffic for an extensive period of time, it is not a bad idea to even turn your car off for a period of time to conserve gas and not burn fuel while stationary.
Use the Right Oil & Gas
Fuel and oil consumption go hand in hand. Make sure the next time you change your oil, the oil used is ideal to maximize your engine’s life span. The better your engine runs the best miles per gallon you will get on your vehicle.
The faster you go the more fuel is burned over time. Constantly accelerating, speeding, and braking reduces fuel efficiency, so try slowing down. This is a sure way to fight against rising gas prices.
This is the easiest way to fight against gasoline prices if you can. Minimizing the time in your vehicle is the biggest way to reduce your gas consumption and your carbon footprint. If you can cut back on how much you drive you will see a significant change in your tank and more importantly your wallet.
Run Out Of Gas?
Did your battery die? Did you run out of gas? Our 24/7 emergency roadside assistance is there quickly to help resolve your car emergency. New Image Towing Emergency Roadside Assistance will rapidly dispatch a towing professional to your location around the Marietta and metro Atlanta area as quickly as possible to help resolve your roadside emergency. We are quick to respond, and our auto towing and car lockout services are set up to get your problem resolved in no time.