The cost of fuel has dropped over the last year. That doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze out a few extra miles per ever gallon of gas. You just need to know what to look for. Whether driving through Selden, NY or anywhere else in the country, there are several ways to boost fuel economy without breaking the bank. At XL Brokerage Inc. we believe you don’t need to spend much to receive quality services for your vehicle.
Here’s a free-one. Or at least close to free. Proper air pressure is a must. If your tires are under inflated you fuel economy goes down. The same is true with over inflated tires (not to mention both are not safe). Check the PSI on your tires (you can pick up a tire pressure gauge for a few bucks) and fill it up accordingly.
Ditch the Weight
This one is free. Excess weight in your vehicle requires more fuel to propel it. This means all of the junk you have stored in the trunk is zapping your fuel economy. While you should always have the staples of a snow shovel, some salt and an emergency kit, remove anything else not necessary for driving or emergency purposes.
You know when you go to have your oil changed and they try to charge you an extra $20 for a new air filter? Having a new one put in is a good idea, but not at $20! You can replace this yourself and most air filters only cost $4 or $5. Check your owner’s manual for the exact location, but it takes only a minute to remove the old air filter and to pop in a new one. This helps boost your engine’s performance and improves fuel efficiency.