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Easy ways to get more MPGs

Five ways you can increase your fuel economy

Everyone wants to get the most out of their vehicle’s MPGs, but buying a new vehicle isn’t feasible for most people. There are, however, a few simple tips you can adhere to to increase your fuel economy. Best of all, these aren’t things that take a lot of effort or much thought. Just stick to them and see if those numbers shoot back up!

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front left wheel of the 2019 Dodge ChallengerKeep your vehicle maintained

Maintenance can seem like a headache, especially if nothing is wrong with your vehicle. However, waiting until something is wrong to bring the vehicle in means that something else could have been damaged during that time. By bringing your vehicle in for regularly scheduled maintenance, you can ensure its longevity.

Drive smartly and conservatively

Quickly accelerating when the light turns green might make you look cool to teenagers, but anyone else who has a few years of driving experience will tell you that is the best way to guzzle gas and cause damage. Accelerate slower and coast to stops when possible.

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Clean out your car

Here’s an easy one. If you’ve been driving your current vehicle for a long time, there’s a good chance you’ve accumulated a lot of stuff in it that you don’t need. All that extra weight will cost you extra fuel, so empty it out if you don’t need it then and there.

Plan trips all at once

The best way to save fuel? Less driving. If you have multiple errands to run, do them all at once instead of spreading them out over a few days. Not only does this free up some of your time, but it also will save you fuel by not starting up your car multiple times and driving less overall.

Close the car windows

When summer rolls around, it can be refreshing to open up the windows and let some air in. Open windows, however, create excess drag, especially at faster speeds. This decreases aerodynamics and will force the engine to work harder to maintain speed.

Interested in more tips and tricks? Contact our team here at Westgate Auto in Plainfield!