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08/09/2017
Are you trying to find ways to lower your gas usage but coming up empty? This article has some great tips that can help improve your fuel economy. When people usually say that they ‘remember the good old days’, it’s usually in relation to a long time ago. This line is a great way to start any sentence that references lower gas prices. After all, can you remember the last time that you paid a decent price at the pump? With the rising costs of filling up the tank, more and more motorists are seeking ways to lower their gas usage. The challenge is often that these motorists don’t know a lot about how their engine works to enable them to think of creative ways to reduce their usage, lest they leave their car in the garage.

Easy Tips to Keep Your Gas Usage Down

If this sounds like you and you are looking for ways to improve your fuel economy, Jim Ackney can help. Below are some great tips that are easy to implement and which can all add up to save your visits to the gas station.

When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Tires?

You read that right. Your tires. When was the last time that you checked their pressure levels? If your tires are running at a low pressure then they are causing an unnecessary increase in the friction that builds up between your tires and the road as you drive. This friction works against your engine, requiring it to work harder just to do its regular job. With each of the tires at the correct and equal pressure, the level of friction is reduced and your engine is required to use less energy to keep you going. An additional benefit of adopting this tip is that you are likely to see a noticeable improvement in your car’s handling.

How Is Your Oil?

The fluids that operate in and through your engine are the lifeblood of its operation. None more so that your engine lubricant. Working its way through your engine and its parts, engine lubricants coat each surface it touches with a thin protective film. As each part leaps into operation when you switch the key, this film encourages each part to slide past and against each other to facilitate smooth and frictionless operation. Without this protective barrier, each of the parts would simply grind against each other, causing a serious increase in friction and damage to your engine. Similar to the tire tip mentioned above, this friction works against your engine and requires it to work harder, using more fuel. To get the best fluids for your engine, speak with Jim Ackney by calling (780) 476-0545 to find out which is the best products suited to your next synthetic oil change. Alternatively,  click here to buy AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil which has been designed to keep engine's cleaner for longer, helping to reduce gas usage and improve engine performance.

Slow Down!

Is there really a need to rush to the next red light? After all, you are just going to have to sit at it for the same time that it would have taken you to gently coast there. It may even have turned green by the time that you arrived, had you taken off slowly. Apart from reducing the wait time at red lights, taking off slowly from a cold stop is a great way to help reduce your gas consumption. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of energy to move the weight of your car from a standing start, and the faster you demand your engine do it, the more fuel it requires to deliver.

Change Your Routes

Do you notice that you get stuck in the same traffic each day or each week? Not only is this annoying but it’s resulting in wasted gas as you sit and wait. If you can see a pattern of waiting at certain intersections or places at particular times of the day, adjust your routes and errands so that you can work around them. For example, if the dry cleaner is across town, instead of picking it up during the day, use the time for another errand close by and then swing past on your way home once the traffic has subsided.

Reap the Benefits of a Synthetic Oil Change in Edmonton, AB Canada

When it comes to easy ways to keep your engine running at its best, a synthetic oil change in Edmonton, AB Canada is at the top of the list. To learn about the right products for your vehicle or to place an order, give Jim Ackney a call at (780) 476-0545 or check out the online store for the full range of available products.
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