Often, most people complain that their cars consume more fuel than their friends or colleagues despite being of the same brand and make. This is possible and it highly depends on driving habits. You will only need to change and adjust to a few habits which will see you significantly increase your gas mileage.
- Keep Steady Speeds with Cruise Control
Did you know that you can increase your gas mileage when you use cruise control? This feature in the car allows you to keep steady speeds when driving and the advantage is you can do so for an extended period. This works well when you are driving on a straight road or highway when there is no traffic.
- Step on the Accelerator Lightly
Speed thrills while you are on the wheels but it is not the case with many passengers. Speeding consumes a lot of fuel and you will never increase your gas mileage with this kind of driving. To increase your gas mileage and still be safe while at it, it’s highly recommended that you step on the accelerator lightly or drive with a light foot.
- Drive at Steady Speeds
You can drive with a light foot but with unsteady speeds. This again consumes a lot of fuel. You should not drive at 55 MPH and the next minute you are at 75 MPH and then you change. Driving with steady speeds means that if you start with 55 MPH, you will drive constantly at that speed which in turn increases your gas mileage.
- Don’t Overload the Car
Overloading the car has effects on the amount of fuel it consumes. This is because the heavier the car is, the harder the engine works and by stressing the engine, it will need more fuel to function properly. With this, you will definitely spend more on fuel. Keeping your car light will help in increasing the gas mileage.
If you feel that your car has been consuming fuel at a high rate, it’s time to consider ways that you can minimize this. The tips may seem to be simple and things that you have tried, but it helps when you are consistent with them. Get into the habit of driving with a light foot, at steady speeds, without overloading the car and using cruise control whenever possible. This will save you money in the long run.