Douglasville Car Insurance | Tips for Getting More out of your Gas Tank

It’s no secret that gas prices have increased over the past several years. The times of paying a dollar per gallon are long gone! Fortunately, there are things you can do as a car owner and driver to make sure you are getting the most out of the money spent at the gas station.

Drive Sensibly

Changing the way you drive can dramatically change your gas mileage. Aggressive drivers, such as those who speed or rapidly accelerate and brake, uses more gas than those who drive more sensibly and responsibly. Different vehicles reach its optimal fuel economy at different speeds, but most commonly gas efficiency decreases after 50 mph. It is good practice to always follow the speed limit laws on the road and only go over 50 mph when it is recommended by speed limit signs.

Remove Extra Weight

If your car is loaded down with extra weight that you don’t need, like those boxes of books you keep meaning to drop off at the donation center, take them out! Every 100 lbs of extra weight can decrease your gas mileage by up to 2 MPG. That’s money you don’t have to spend!

Cruise Control

Using the cruise control option in your vehicle will help you maintain a constant speed while traveling, which will help you save gas on the highway.

Avoid Unnecessary Idling

Idling uses gas – so, if you are sitting in the parking lot waiting on someone to run in and out of a store – just turn off the car. Idling wastes gas and it only take a few seconds worth of gas to turn the car back on.

Keep your Vehicle Maintained

Keeping your vehicle maintained (tune-ups, proper tire pressure and the proper oil) will not only help increase your gas efficiency, but it will help extend the life of your car.

For more information about auto insurance or how Sleek and Williamson can help you get the insurance you need for your vehicle, home or business- give us a call at (770) 489-2403 or contact us online at www.sleekandwilliamson.com.

 

 

 

 

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