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If you go through a lot of fuel over the summer, this post can help you keep your fuel efficiency up while saving you money at the pump.

Tips and Tricks That Can Help Increase Your Fuel Economy This Summer

Although your fuel economy tends to be better in the summer than in the winter, the extra driving you do in the summer can cause you to waste more fuel. This post can help you learn new ways to keep your fuel consumption down this summer, whether you're staying in town or going on a road trip.

Consolidate Your Trips

No one likes to run errands, but they have to get done. The best way to take care of them is by handling them all in one trip. Not only will this reduce the amount of time you spend taking care of these tasks, it will also help reduce your gas consumption. If you have to pick up or drop off your kids at summer school or any other activity, use this time to get your errands taken care of. By mapping them out in one longer trip you can reduce the number of miles driven to get them done as well as the amount of time you spend on the road. In the end, this can help reduce wear on your engine while also helping you consume less fuel.

Slow Down

Whether we're on our way to a fun activity or we simply want to get home and relax, it seems like we're always in a rush to get somewhere. Even if you're in a hurry, it's best for you and your car that you keep things moving at a manageable pace. Drive within the speed limit and allow yourself plenty of space and time to ease into your stops. Driving fast and leaving little space between you and the car in front of you can force you to constantly come to abrupt and sudden stops. Keep in mind that speeding and constantly braking will cause you to consume more fuel, so it's best to avoid stepping on the brake so often. Slow things down for a safer time on the road and to keep your fuel consumption down.

Keep up with Seasonal Maintenance

In order to keep your car healthy and performing well for longer, you will have to perform seasonal maintenance tasks. Many of us don't have the time or the patience to perform this type of work, but if you skip out on it, your car will suffer the consequences. In terms of fuel economy, vehicles that aren't properly maintained can consume up to 50% more fuel than those that are well taken care of. Some simple things you can take care of that also help increase your fuel economy include maintaining your tires at the proper air pressure, replacing a dirty air filter, and changing your vehicle's oil. Click here to find the perfect air filter for your vehicle. If you know how to change the oil yourself, keep in mind that you're better off using a synthetic oil, especially during the summer. Synthetic oil resists evaporation better than conventional oils and will hold onto its viscosity even when temperatures reach extreme highs or lows. To find the perfect synthetic oil for your vehicle, check out AMSOIL's full range of synthetic oils. To get the most out of your fuel this summer, be sure to treat your engine to a synthetic oil. AMSOIL offers a great range of synthetic oils for carsmotorcycleswatercraft, and just about any other engine in your life. If you're not sure how to choose the perfect oil, contact Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322 for expert help.

Roll Down the Windows or Turn on the A/C?

You may already be aware of the fact that turning on your air conditioning will use up some of your fuel. However, this doesn't mean you should avoid using it at all costs. In fact, turning on your air conditioning can sometimes be better for your fuel economy than rolling down the windows. Generally, you're better off turning on the air conditioning and rolling up the windows when traveling at higher speeds, such as when driving on a freeway or highway. This is due to the amount of wind resistance created by having your windows down. If you're traveling on a city street or at lower speeds, it's best to turn off your air conditioning and roll down the windows.

Tighten the Gas Cap

Many people don't pay too much attention to their gas cap because it's such a small component that doesn't seem all that important. However, it can affect your fuel economy. Gas caps that don't fit right or that are damaged can contribute to evaporating fuel. If your car is missing the gas cap altogether, you could be losing quite a bit of fuel to evaporation. The next time you fill up, check on your gas cap and replace it if you notice any issues.

Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

Start summer off right with a synthetic oil change in Idaho Falls, ID. To find the right synthetic oil for your vehicle, contact Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322. You can also stop by their online shop to browse their full range of AMSOIL Oil products.

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 2000 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
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