Auto Repair Mint Hill; Improving Gas Mileage and saving some Green

Auto Repair Mint Hill; Improving gas mileage and saving some green is a top priority these days for almost anyone with a car.   This week I have passed the same gas station in the morning then later in the afternoon only to see the price of gas increase 5 cents in 5 hours 🙁  , are you kidding me?
Well, if buying a new car that gets super good gas mileage is not in your future getting good gas mileage out of your existing car is essential to keeping your gas budget under control.  Here are some serious tips for raising your gas mileage and lower your dollar outlay at the pump.

The way you drive can make a huge difference in your gas mileage.  You have heard of the tortoise and the hare?  If you are a tortoise driver you will most definitely beat the hare in good gas mileage.  Starting off slow from stops and driving the speed limit with significantly increase your gas mileage.  Merging smoothly and not driving like you are in a NASCAR race can make a big difference as well  Avoid idling if you are waiting in a long line or sitting in traffic and during those cold weather months warming your car the in the driveway consumes gas too.

Gas up on Wednesday or early in the day.  Prices are raised on Thursday in anticipation of the weekend travel and 10 am is roughly the time most stations make their price changes  for the day (so that’s when they do it), according to a CEO of Dallas-based oil and gas company. Unless it is an emergency, do not buy gas Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Another key component to raising your gas mileage is keeping your vehicle in top condition.  This means keeping your car maintained from top to bottom.  Perform routine maintenance and oil changes when recommended, check your brakes to make sure they do not drag and keep your car aligned and check your tires regularly for abnormal wear and proper inflation.

With regular maintenance such as oil changes, air filter changes, tire rotations and tire inflation checks at Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill, we can help you get the best possible mileage for your vehicle and save you money at the pump.

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

Ken Manchester