We all know the banes of the ever increasing oil prices all over the world. This has made fuel fill ups for cars a menace for most drivers. The sad part is that these prices do not reflect the demand or usage of fuel made by average drivers of the vehicles. It’s more of an economic issue than needs issue, if that makes sense – to anyone but law makers, at any rate.
Regardless, when fuel prices are high, what you can do to save on your gas costs is to maintain your car and keep it in its best condition. This helps you reduce its fuel consumption to the bare minimum. Other tips follow.
1. Check the fluids
If you open the hood of your car you will find that there are quite a number of lubricating substances stored in various containers in the engine. Some of them include the brake fluid, the cooling oil and the engine oil. All these contribute to the optimum working of the engine. Change these lubricants at regular intervals to ensure that they serve their purpose.
2. Air pressure of tires
If the pressure of air in the tires has fallen, you should fill them up immediately. There are air pumps at nearly every gas station, and most of them allow free usage of this service. Even the paid locations have very nominal prices.
3. Tune ups
Although there are specific intervals of car tune ups suggested, if you think something is wrong with the mileage, car then checked and tuned up immediately.
Although the need to take care of these aspects of your vehicle may seem like a Herculean task for you in the beginning, if you look at the flip side then you realize that keeping a check on your car and repairing small damages pays off in the long run. This activity can help save your vehicle from serious damage while minimize your cost of repair and maintenance later on, saving on fuel usage as well.
Another thing that you should keep in mind is that there are many products in the market that claim to reduce the fuel consumption of your car, keeping fuel use to a minimum. You may need to mix some substance with the car fuel, for instance, for this purpose. Even if these products seem expensive and dependable, though, don’t try them unless you are absolutely sure of their authenticity.