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OUR BLOG

06/04/2019
Leaving your car in the garage isn’t the only way you can reduce the number of times you need to visit the gas station each month.

There is no denying that leaving your car at home is the best way to reduce your monthly gas usage. Of course, it comes at the expense of you enjoying the convenience of your vehicle.

Getting the Most from Your Gas Tank

Tarheel Synthetics knows that driving your vehicle isn’t just convenient, it’s fun, and something you should enjoy, and has prepared some great tips below which can help you to keep the convenience of your vehicle without returning to the gas station as often.

Use Your Gears Wisely

It’s important to treat your gearbox well, not just because repairing or replacing it can be costly, but also because it can result in a reduction of your gas usage.
  • When you can see a turn or a stop ahead, instead of working your way down through your gears to slow your vehicle, take your foot off the gas pedal and use your brakes to do the rest.
  • When the light turns green, instead of rushing to get to the next red light by pushing your gears, listen to them and change when you can hear they are ready.
The higher your RPM, the more gas that your engine uses. By adopting the above tips, you can help to lower your RPM and reduce your gas usage.

Warming up Your Engine

Each time that you warm up your engine, you are wasting fuel. And while it can seem like five minutes isn’t much, over the course of the year it is more than an entire day of your car just sitting in your driveway running. The main reason to warm up your vehicle each morning is that conventional oil inside your engine becomes thick overnight as the temperatures drop. In order to protect your engine while you drive, it first needs to warm up. Unfortunately, this also wastes fuel. You can remove the need to waste this fuel each morning by switching to synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is designed to maintain its protective consistency during low temperatures, which means that it is ready to protect your engine as soon as you are ready to drive. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and remove the need to warm up your oil, by giving your vehicle a synthetic oil change. To learn more about how a synthetic oil change can improve your engine performance and lower gas usage, speak with an expert at Tarheel Synthetics by calling (910) 964-5995 or check out the online store to place an order.

Rearrange Your Errands

One great way to reduce the amount of gas you use is to reduce the number of miles you drive along with the time you are stuck in traffic.
  • Use an online map to find out which of your errands are within close proximity.
  • Rearrange your schedule to accommodate errands close together are completed on the same day.
  • Find routes which involve fewer miles driven and fewer instances of stopped traffic.
  • If possible, identify a place to park where you can walk to two or more of your tasks.
Lowering your miles and lowering the instances of being stuck in traffic are two excellent ways to reduce your gas usage.

Adjusting the Climate

Switching on the air conditioner can seem like an easy choice. After all, all you need to do is push a button and the inside of your vehicle becomes cooler and more comfortable. Unfortunately, this comfort comes at the cost of more fuel being used.
  • When you are driving on the freeway at high speed, then using your air conditioner can be a great choice. Although it requires additional effort from your engine, lowering the windows will create resistance which works against your car.
  • If you are driving around town, making lots of stops and starts, then lowering your windows is a great choice. To do this, be sure to open the back windows slightly, to allow for the stale and hot air inside your vehicle to be pushed out by fresh air.

Improve Your Fuel Economy with a Synthetic Oil Change in Sanford

Lowering your gas usage is as easy as following the above tips and keeping your vehicle in good shape. Basic maintenance tasks like a synthetic oil change can help to both improve fuel efficiency and engine performance. To find out more or to place an order, speak with an expert today at Tarheel Synthetics by calling (910) 964-5995.
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