Top 5 Gas-Saving Tips For Your Vehicle


We know that high gas prices are affecting everybody, mainly their wallet at the pump. Aren’t we all tired of jumping from one gas station to another looking for the golden ticket…a lower price? So we wanted to share some valuable information to help you save gas and relieve a little of that stress on your wallet.

1. Remove Excess Weight

Extra weight reduces mileage, especially when driving up inclines. Each additional 100 pounds in your vehicle reduces your gas mileage by about 1%. Adonis Auto recommends removing all the unnecessary weight from your car such as third-row seating (when not in use), hauling cargo on your roof, and any other items that aren’t essential that would weigh you down. This way, your vehicle won’t have to strain itself any more than it has to.

2. Perform Routine Maintenance

If you perform regular oil changes and engine maintenance, you will be getting better fuel economy. A well-tuned and well-maintained engine will run a lot more efficiently. Don’t forget that with your Vehicle Service Contract at Adonis Auto; you will be able to receive up to (4) free oil changes per year while under contract. You can schedule a service appointment simply by calling your local Customer Care Department.

3. Keep Tires Rotated and Inflated to the Ideal Pressure

Properly inflated tires are safer, last longer, and improve your gas mileage by more than 3% per tire. Next time you’re filling your tires, try to put in as much air as is allowed by the manufacturer’s specifications. This is because tires with more air in them are generally more fuel-efficient. We recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles and keeping your tires inflated to the maximum pressure when it’s cold outside (you can find the recommended PSI in your owner’s manual).

4. Avoid Excessive Idling

Iding seems and feels like an inoffensive driver habit. But we idle more than we might imagine, and this can cost you up to half a gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use. Adonis Auto recommends if you’re parked safely for more than 10 seconds, consider turning off the engine to save on gas. Newer vehicles indeed have mechanisms that automatically stop the engine when you idle your car. However, for older vehicles without start/stop engines it is not typically recommended to turn off your engine whenever you idle, for example, at red lights.

5. Keep Your Engine Tuned Up

We believe that maintenance for used cars will depend on the age and model of your vehicle. Check your car’s manual to know how often you should get a tune-up for better results. In the case of new cars, an inspection every 20,000 to 30,000 miles is highly recommended. You can improve your gas mileage by an average of 4% by doing short-term maintenance of your vehicle. Consider that fixing a severe maintenance problem can improve your mileage by as much as 40%. At Adonis Auto, we care about prevention. We encourage our customers to contact us to prevent future vehicle problems. You can schedule a service request any time just by calling your local Adonis Auto Customer Care.

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