We all know that having a regularly serviced and tuned car leads to savings on gas with enhanced fuel economy but what many fail to realize is they can help save on gas and money by performing a few, simple and easy car care steps themselves.
Tighten Up the Gas Cap
Every time we fill up at the pump we slap the gas cap back on and give it a turn usually until we hear the "click" and then forget about it. Make sure you have the cap on firmly and tightly so it as airtight as you can make it without threading the plastic cap itself. The reason is simple, gas evaporates and even a slight failure to provide an airtight seal with your gas cap will result in wastage for no value whatsoever.
Screw the cap on firmly and tightly and check it every day.
Don't Top Off the Tank
Many people do this when they are at the gas pump - the nozzle clicks off but they insist on putting in the last few drops of gas to get the tank literally full to the brim.
This is a complete waste of gas as most of it will slop over the brim, running down the paintwork (helping cause discoloration and damage) as well as over your hands which is dangerous and no good for them.
When the gas pump nozzle clicks off, you are safely full - put the gas nozzle back in its holder and do not top off your tank.
Use Lower Octane Fuel
Every gas station has higher octane fuels offering better engine and car performance or less wear and tear on the engine.
This is a myth - ignore these claims and fill up with the cheaper lower octane fuels; unless you have a very high performance vehicle you will never experience any material difference in performance or engine wear and for the average motorist this is a waste of money.
Park in the Shade
Many drivers do this automatically because they have children or pets or quite simply do not like coming back to a vehicle that feels like a sauna, but there is another good reason for making sure you park your vehicle under cover Autel MK808.
The hotter the car is the faster the gas in your fuel tank will evaporate!
Always park in shade and keep the vehicle cooler which will lead to more comfort for you and your passengers as well as less strain on your wallet.
Use Your Garage
Parking the car in the garage helps keep the vehicle cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps reduce your use of the gas-chugging air conditioner or defroster and results in less gas consumption as well as enhanced security for your vehicle and less likelihood of dings and dents caused by the neighborhood kids playing ball nearby.
As you can see, these are all very simple and easy to do tips - there is no extra effort or money involved and the savings are immediate - star them today!
Ryan Draving is the VP of Empire Covers Autel Maxipro MP808, a leading provider of car covers, truck covers, boat covers, and other vehicle covers.