Routine maintenance on a car will help it use less gas, keep it running more smoothly for longer, and it is good for the environment. Here are some simple tips to help you keep your car efficient.
Check Your Tires: Your owner’s manual will have information on the what is the optimal pressure for a balance between good traction and good gas mileage. If tires are 8 pounds under inflated, rolling resistance of the tires increases by 5 per cent. Try to get into the habit of checking your tire pressure when you fill up and this will help you maintain this level.
Check Gas Caps: Over time, gas cap seals can wear down and air gets into your tank. This air then leaks into your engine, causing you to burn more fuel.