Summer is a time of both high temperatures and travel, which means one thing is certain: high gas prices. Taking a summer road trip can be stressful on your wallet due to decreased efficiency and increases in fuel prices. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve the strain on your wallet’s belt. We at Wright Buick GMC have a few ways to help you save money on gas during summer.
As much as you may not want to…slow down. Reducing your speed is one of the best ways to increase your efficiency and decrease fuel consumption. It might take a little longer to get to your destination, but you won’t be stopping at the gas station as often. Fuel efficiency tends to start decreasing at speeds over 50 mph. Consider slowing down when possible to save on gas.
Keep Up With Maintenance
Keeping up with routine maintenance is a great way to ensure your vehicle continues to operate at peak performance. A simple oil change and tire inflation can result in a surprising increase in efficiency.
Keep Cool the Smart Way
Using your air conditioning means sacrificing fuel economy, but having the windows down at high speeds could do the exact same thing. Fortunately, there’s a solution to keeping cool in summer. Use your vehicle’s air conditioning on the highway to avoid increased drag and roll down the windows when heading through the city.