How To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

images5.jpegThe average gasoline price across the nation set a record Friday.  For regular gasoline, the average price rose to $3.28 overnight.  Today is the fourth day in a row of record prices.  It is speculated that by summer gas prices will hit $4.

Due to the outlandish gas prices, tips are prevalent on how to get more mileage out of a gallon of gasoline.  Here are some to take note of.

It is a good idea to avoid trips that aren’t necessary and do all of your errands in one trip.  Also, replace your PCV valve, fuel filter, and breather filter approximately every 12,000 miles.  This can improve your mileage up to 15 percent.  If you replace an oxygen sensor that is faulty you could be saving yourself up to six trips to the fuel pump every year.  Motorists should also check their tires to make sure that they are inflated fully for optimal fuel efficiency.  In addition, drivers should eliminate unnecessary weight in their vehicle trunks because added weight causes gas to burn.

In this economy, and with gas rates up high consumers are trying to save as much as possible.  These simple tips can put money in your wallet.  Also, don’t wait until the last minute to fill up your tank.  More drivers than ever are requiring roadside assistance because they are putting off buying gas, and they end up running out of gas.

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 1:50 pm In Roadside Assistance Program