CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE GAS CONSUMPTION
CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FUEL CONSUMPTION IN RICHMOND, BC
Given the volatility of today’s gas prices, fuel efficiency is integral to every automotive experience, and we at Dueck Richmond can provide you with some valuable tips to help you get the most value from what you’ve got in the tank. Whether you reside in our home of Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, New Westminster, the Delta, or anywhere in between, learn more on how to enhance your fuel economy below and feel free to contact us at Dueck Richmond for further details.
Firstly, it’s best to accelerate gently, as the harder you rev, the more gas your car will consume, and remember to maintain a steady speed or use cruise control when you can, since sudden dips and spikes in speed can often guzzle gas. Avoiding high speeds and anticipating upcoming traffic will also help enhance your fuel efficiency. Indeed, steadying your ride ahead of traffic will help you avoid abrupt maneuvers that consume excess fuel, while driving at 120 km/h and more will require more gas than if you stick with 100 km/h, for example. Furthermore, coasting to decelerate when you can will consume less fuel than if you were to hit the brakes. Lastly, remember to rid your car of any heavy objects you don’t need, check your tire pressure monthly, and don’t leave your vehicle idling too long, as these habits will all do their part to optimize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
You can treat yourself to one of many fuel-efficient models at Dueck Richmond, including the compact Buick Encore GX crossover, the beloved Chevy Malibu, the turbocharged GMC Terrain, and the popular Chevrolet Spark hatchback. For more on these thrifty new models, contact us at Dueck Richmond today.