Owning your dream vehicle can be pure joy. For some people who scraped and saved to purchase their vehicle, they can be caught off guard with unexpected expenses. For others, they may not be overly concerned with the budget, but they are still practical-minded enough to appreciate benefitting from fuel efficiency. Here are some practical ways you can save on fuel efficiency, especially if your dream vehicle is a big truck
Change the Air Filter
Taking advantage of airdog fuel filters can improve the overall engine efficiency as well as improve its ability to draw in air from the surrounding environment. Filters that are clogged with dirt, dust and debris have to work much harder. This can have a significant impact on your engine and fuel consumption. Both of these factors play a role in reducing gas mileage so replacing the air filter can yield as much as a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Don’t Idle for Long Periods
Idling burns a significant amount of gas. Modern cars generally do better being turned off and restarted when ready as opposed to extended idling. Turning on your vehicle on a cold morning and revving the engine doesn’t help it warm up and only burns extra gas. Instead, start your car and let it idle for no more than 30-60 seconds before taking off down the road. This amount of time is all that is necessary to warm the engine and protect your fuel efficiency.
Don’t Be a Drag
If you are already driving a large truck or vehicle that is not very aerodynamic, you certainly don’t want to make things worse by adding roof racks, bike racks or storage accessories. If you are taking a trip and need these items, by all means, take them. Just be sure to remove and store them when they are not in use.
There are many tips for gaining greater fuel efficiency. Air filters, idling and limiting drag are just a few examples. What else have you done to improve gas mileage?