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How To Get the Best Mileage with a Vehicle

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Having problems in todays age, with getting good or great mileage, with the vehicle that you own? Well don't fret there are several things that you can do to increase your everyday mileage while driving. First off in todays day and age everybody seems in a rush, either going to work while running late. Or just doing a little shopping in your spare time. Whatever the case the first thing you should remember is slow down. Driving to fast, jack rabbit starts, stopping to fast, or not letting the vehicle that you drive warm up before driving is also important. I will explain all this and while it is important for getting good or great mileage.

One thing that is important to good mileage is to have your vehicle serviced at regular intervals. Why? The reason being that vehicles that run more efficient  save on mileage. Have your vehicles oil changed every 3000 to 5000 miles. This is with the organic oil, this is the regular type of oil versus synthetic oil which in my opinion is a better oil one because it's viscosity does not break down like regular oil. It for one is more expensive vs. the organic. But there are advantages using this type of oil. One you can run the oil for a longer interval up to 12,000 to 15,000 miles. There is one thing to remember here while doing this. You have to change, or get the filter changed by your mechanic every 3000 to 5000 miles and the oil can stay without having to have it changed.

Some other key points change you air filter every 5000 to 7000 miles. Depending on were you drive and if it is dirty air that you drive through or if it is relatively clean air then don't change it as often. Also don't neglect the spark plugs and wires keep them in working order. The most important one that a lot of people over look is the fuel filter. It can get dirty really fast.so have your mechanic keep an eye on it. And change it when it needs it. Keeps your tires aired up to 32 psi. Also rotate them every 7000 to 8000 miles. When you change tires see if you can get them filled with nitrogen vs. filtered air from a compressor. Also using fuel additives Lucas brand is a good one. These additives should rid your fuel of moisture and keep fuel injector's clean. Using these fuel additives every month to every other month.

Using your cruse control when it is safe, to do so and on the highway will be a big saver on fuel. When starting your vehicle let it run to warm the engine up before driving is a great one. One the bias don't let it run to long as to waste gas. Warming it up for five to seven minutes on a cold winters morning and afternoon is good. One key point. When leaving your vehicle inattentive lock the doors. Even if it is running just make sure you have spare key to get back in. Keeping at the speed limit. Also giving yourself plenty of time to get to were you are going is good.

When filling your vehicle with fuel do so on the coldest day, why? The reason behind this is to get the most amount of fuel in the tank for your money. On warmer days you're going to get less fuel for your money. It expands on warmer days you're going to get less for your money. Colder days it does not expand as much giving you more fuel for the same amount of money. Doing this several times can add. Every bit helps remember. Also when fueling up try different octane in fuels to try to get the best mileage. Your vehicles owners manual should state what level octane fuel is best in the vehicle. If your vehicle calls for 87 octane and you're using 92 octane your losing money by not going with what the vehicle manufacture calls for.

Another thing to remember you can use your vehicles air conditioning on warm days. Most people believe the myth that air conditioning causes bad gas mileage. This is not true. So enjoy, be safe, look out for the other driver. Never tail gate and always buckle up this includes children. Check with local & state police on how to install children safety seats. And at what age they should stay in one.


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