Fuel efficiency is one of the most important aspects of a vehicle. The trouble is, fuel-efficiency is not a static quality of your vehicle.In fact, it declines over time. Eventually your car will simply not provide the same amount mileage or performance per gallon that it once did. Luckily, there are a range of tips and tricks for conserving fuel and boosting your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Some of these tips are essentially driving techniques, things you can do on the road and from behind the wheel in order to conserve fuel. There is plenty of information about achieving this online.
This article will instead be about the ways you can conserve fuel when your car is not on the road, or rather changes you can make to your vehicle’s care routine that can save fuel. Manage to effectively save fuel, and you can not only bring down your motoring costs and extend the life of your car, but you can also help the environment as well.
Cars with Degraded Fuel Efficiency
Of course, sometimes the damage has already been done when it comes to fuel efficiency. CarFastCash.com, a used car dealership with outlets in Ventura, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, and across Southern California, recommend that a car suffering from a poor fuel efficiency on account of general wear and tear is best traded in to a dealership. When a car reaches this point, it can be pretty expensive to restore the engine parts that have been degraded over time. And yet, this is all but necessary if you would like to shift the vehicle via private sale.
With a good dealership, on the other hand, the inhouse resources necessary to restore the car to working, fuel-efficient state are readily available. Dealerships have no trouble restoring the car, and they have the market reach and connections necessary to find a buyer as well.
Tips for Conserving Fuel
However, if you are not quite ready to trade your car in yet and are instead looking to conserve fuel as best you can, then you’ve already chosen one of the most effective ways to extend its lifespan. A car with depleted fuel efficiency will usually have reached the end of the road, with very little options left except a dealership trade in. In makes sense therefore to conserve fuel where you can.
Check Tire Pressure Regularly
Every month to be exact. Driving a vehicle with underinflated tires can significantly increase fuel consumption. This is simply because these cars will travel less easily across the road surface, require more energy to move and, ultimately, use more fuel.
Don’t Carry Extra Weight
Are there things lying around in your car that are only there because you haven’t yet found a space for them anywhere else? By travelling light, you can significantly decrease fuel consumption.
Reduce Your Aircon Use
It might come as a surprise to many, but a vehicle’s aircon can actually increase fuel consumption by as much as 20%. And this amazingfigure is closely related to the relationship between the engine, the battery, and the aircon system which it powers. Batteries need to be charged and they are charged by the engine. Running down the battery with excessive aircon use can be a real killer. Consider opening some windows instead.
All these tips might come as a surprise to many. Indeed, the thing about excessive fuel consumption is that there are so many things that could be responsible for it. By clueing yourself up on the many ways drivers can waste fuel, you can start to do something about it.