Tips For Stretching Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Woman Filling Car With Gas | Stillwater, OK

Sitting at almost $4.00 a gallon, Okies are feeling the burden of rising gas prices. Here are just a few ways that you can help your gas tank last those extra miles.

Regular maintenance

When your vehicle receives regular maintenance, it thanks you by maximizing fuel economy.    Getting regular oil changes lubricates the metal parts of the engine that preserves its performance. Sustaining correct tire pressure affects the longevity of your tires and fuel economy by decreasing unnecessary drag.

Treat your vehicle like the well-oiled machine it is and schedule services at Wilson Buick GMC to prevent unwanted malfunctions and boost the lifespan of your gas tank.

Cruise

Using cruise control can make road trips to Keystone State Park smooth and efficient. Keeping your vehicle moving at a constant rate improves fuel economy by approximately 6 to 12 miles per gallon. You’ll also find that cruising at the speed limit is not only a safer option, but gives your tank a longer range. 

Leaving a few minutes early to beat the campus traffic can also reduce the acceleration and braking that can reduce gas mileage by 2 to 3 miles per gallon. Driving smoothly may extend your engine’s lifespan and durability.

Upgrade

One of the best ways to increase your fuel efficiency is to upgrade. At Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we offer a variety of cost effective hybrid, and electric powertrains with enhanced fuel economy. You’ll save on gas and CO2 emissions without compromising performance.  

Visit Wilson Buick GMC to check out our lineup of fuel-efficient models!