Filling Up Too Often? | 6 Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage from Coggin Nissan at the Avenues

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Here are six ways to get more out of your gas mileage.

1. Keep your engine tuned and checked 

We understand the hassle of bringing your vehicle you the dealership for service, but in the long run it's worth it. Repairing a car that's not tuned can save gas mileage byan average of 4%. Replacing a malfunctioning oxygen sensor can improve your MPG up to 40%.
2. What's the rush? Take it easy on the road

Road rage? Keep a cool head and try not to resort to some poor driving habits, such as:

Jackrabbit starts (rapidly accelerating from a stop)
Stopping short (braking hard at the last possible second)
Weaving (constantly changing lanes to get around other cars)

These aggressive driving habits make your gas vanish. At highway speeds, they can reduce your fuel economy by as much as 33% (not to mention cause premature wear on your tires and brakes). Slooow down! When you hit 60 MPH your gas mileage starts to dramatically decrease. When you reduce your speed you save on gas mileage as well.

3. Cruise Control is your new best friend

Cruise control helps you keep a steady speed, but also stops your fromw wasting gas. Cruise control improves gas mileage by controling your maxium speed and maintaining a constant speed

4. Roll down those windows

Using the AC makes your car engine work a little harder. Surprisingly it can drain 10-15% of your fuel when tempertaures reach 80 degress or higher. So save the AC until you're on the highway and enjoy the breeze through your city. BUT, at speeds of 50 MPH or more, the drag of the windows will cost more in fuel efficiency.

5. Keep your tires inflated

Deflated tires are no good. Tires with low air pressure are dangerous to drive on and cost you so much in fuel. Keeping air in your tires will make your drive a little easier and save you so much fuel.

6. Hold-off on the gas guzzlers

These tips are helpful in perserving your gas mileage, but you could still abuse your gas mileage because of the type of car your drive. If you're unhappy with the mileage your using on your current vehicle, you could trade it in at Coggin Nissan at the Avenues for a more fuel efficent vehicle. See our current inventory to shop for your next vehicle that can save you tons of $$$ on gas!

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